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ERIC Number: ED474296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Applying Metaphor in HRD Research and Practice: Innovative Session.
Short, Darren C.; Ardichvili, Alexander; Daley, Barbara J.; Kalata, Erica; Kraemer, Theresa J.; Kuchinke, K. Peter; Willis, Verna J.
A group of human resource development (HRD) practitioners participated in an innovative session on applying metaphor in HRD research and practice. The session objectives were as follows: (1) facilitate a dialogue between those who wrote for and those who read the Advances in Developing Human Resources (ADHR)issue on metaphor in HRD; (2) extend the dialogue beyond the ADHR issue by exploring the application of metaphor in HRD research and practice through case studies; (3) identify new opportunities for research into HRD metaphor and a network of interested researchers. The session was designed in four parts as follows: (1) an introduction that included definitions of metaphor, introductions to the language of metaphor and various forms of metaphor, descriptions of the theoretical links between metaphor and behavior/behavior change, and examples of the use of metaphor in HRD research and practice; (2) small group discussions on metaphor in HRD research and practice; (3) a group discussion debriefing during which each small group shared a summary of its discussions and conclusions and facilitators identified cross-cutting agreements, concerns, and questions about metaphor application in HRD research and practice; and (4) a wrap-up during which the session's main learning points were identified and summarized. (Contains 8 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference Proceedings (Honolulu, Hawaii, February 27-March 3, 2002); see CE 084 635.