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The good leader: Exploring students’ learning experiences of an arts-based experiential activity for ethical leadership development

V Pouthier, Victoria Roberts

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management | Published : 2018


This paper is based on an inductive study of field observations and undergraduate students’ reflection essays on their experiences of an arts-based experiential activity aimed at developing their proto-ethical moral sensitivities. We found that the art museum, the facilitation and scaffolding embedded within the activity created a safe aesthetic workspace, which afforded inner knowing, an increased appreciation for differences and tolerance for ambiguity through intimate social sharing, and the development of new understandings of good leadership for future practice. The findings build on and extend Sutherland’s theoretical model of experiential learning processes of arts-based methods, by l..

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