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The role of emotion and aesthetics in workplace learning : a case study of introductory courses at Tetra Pak

Mettälä, Matilda LU (2012) PEDK01 20121
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Abstract
In today’s globalized and complex world there is a need for openness to the kind of learning which is incorporated with the individual’s process of change. There is an increased awareness to the importance of engaging the whole person with cognitive, affective and experiential elements rather than one part in learning situations. This qualitative study from an ethnographic approach explores and presents a case that involves these dimensions; an overview with a theoretical outline covering cluster introductory courses for new employees at Tetra Pak facilitated by Rolf Viberg. It also highlights some variables that were used and which scholars have recognized that influence our learning which includes emotions and aesthetics and their role... (More)
In today’s globalized and complex world there is a need for openness to the kind of learning which is incorporated with the individual’s process of change. There is an increased awareness to the importance of engaging the whole person with cognitive, affective and experiential elements rather than one part in learning situations. This qualitative study from an ethnographic approach explores and presents a case that involves these dimensions; an overview with a theoretical outline covering cluster introductory courses for new employees at Tetra Pak facilitated by Rolf Viberg. It also highlights some variables that were used and which scholars have recognized that influence our learning which includes emotions and aesthetics and their role in workplace learning. Although this study may not be extensive, it will exemplify the importance and the role emotions and aesthetics play in learning and why these elements together with a more holistic and integrated approach should be considered in organizational learning. Thus it shows the relevancy of further studies and the need for more empirical cases. (Less)
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author
Mettälä, Matilda LU
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course
PEDK01 20121
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
social interaction, rationality, arts, aesthetics, emotion, workplace learning, organizations, cluster introductory courses
language
English
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2740431
date added to LUP
2012-06-21 08:30:23
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  abstract     = {In today’s globalized and complex world there is a need for openness to the kind of learning which is incorporated with the individual’s process of change. There is an increased awareness to the importance of engaging the whole person with cognitive, affective and experiential elements rather than one part in learning situations. This qualitative study from an ethnographic approach explores and presents a case that involves these dimensions; an overview with a theoretical outline covering cluster introductory courses for new employees at Tetra Pak facilitated by Rolf Viberg. It also highlights some variables that were used and which scholars have recognized that influence our learning which includes emotions and aesthetics and their role in workplace learning. Although this study may not be extensive, it will exemplify the importance and the role emotions and aesthetics play in learning and why these elements together with a more holistic and integrated approach should be considered in organizational learning. Thus it shows the relevancy of further studies and the need for more empirical cases.},
  author       = {Mettälä, Matilda},
  keyword      = {social interaction,rationality,arts,aesthetics,emotion,workplace learning,organizations,cluster introductory courses},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The role of emotion and aesthetics in workplace learning : a case study of introductory courses at Tetra Pak},
  year         = {2012},
}