Managing to Learn: the Social Poetics of Polyphonic 'Classroom'.
Organization Studies, 29(4),
This paper draws on Bakhtin’s use of Polyphony and explores it potential for organising processes within management education. In developing the concept of a polyphonic ‘classroom’, the interplay between tutor, manager-student and theory is related to Bakhtin’s identification of the relationship between hero, other characters and idea within Dostoevsky’s novels. In particular, a carnivalesque polyphonic relations is argued to change tutor-student relations, extend the physical classroom into a wider polyphonic ‘classroom’ that includes the manager-student’s work context and re-imagines learning as a changing, social poetic performance beyond common understanding of learning as cognitive processes of understanding or sense making.
||Polyphony, Bakhtin, Social Poetics, Management Education, Work Based Learning
||Open University Business School
||30 Apr 2008
||02 Dec 2010 20:07
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