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ERIC Number: EJ979260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Poetry as Deep Intelligence: A Qualitative Approach for the Organizational Behavior Classroom
Van Buskirk, William; London, Michael
Journal of Management Education, v36 n5 p636-668 Oct 2012
In this article, the authors argue that poetry provides a valuable if overlooked resource to the organizational behavior professor. The authors describe a workshop designed to evoke students' innate poetic metaphors to enable a more lively engagement with course material. Because many of students' personal, private, and emotionally charged experiences parallel the various topics in the text, the authors find that the organizational behavior course is particularly amenable to this approach. Finally, the authors present a qualitative assessment, conducted by them, in which students assess the workshop experience in their own words. Students find that the workshop adds complexity, surprise, and excitement to personal issues, transforms the climate of the classroom, and provides an energized backdrop against which the course makes sense in terms that are both personal and deep. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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