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ERIC Number: EJ1178860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
The Poetic Workspace
Van Buskirk, William; London, Michael; Plump, Carolyn
Journal of Management Education, v42 n3 p398-419 Jun 2018
Traditional management education has been widely criticized for an overemphasis on rational, analytic, arms-length approaches to the detriment of softer, more intuitive capacities. Most critics agree that today's management students are overdrilled in the routines of calculation and analysis, but underprepared for the dynamic and turbulent settings in which managers often find themselves. The arts-based movement has emerged as a corrective to these tendencies. The core of this work involves the transformation of the classroom into an "aesthetic workspace" in which student learning is enhanced through dynamic encounters with art-objects. This article extends the notion of aesthetic workspace to the realm of language itself. It describes a "poetic workspace" in which metaphor is leveraged to create holistic connections between personal insights, appreciation of others, and the content of the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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