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Ramsey, C. (2009) Managing to learn: the social poetics of a polyphonic 'classroom'

Resource author

Caroline Ramsey

Resource type

Papers

Description

This paper draws on Bakhtin's use of Polyphony and explores its 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 ideas 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.

Documents

Ramsey, C (2009) Managing to learn: the social poetics of a polyphonic 'classroom'

Date added

30th Apr 2009