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Going Viral : a management understanding of culture change and its implications for sustainable development

Fiscal Woodhouse, Andrea LU (2012) In Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science MESM01 20121
LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
Abstract
This research proposes that an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the concept of culture and culture change could be beneficial for Sustainable Development. It explores the transferability of the DIKT Learning Model and theory of Creative Populations, originally found in management literature, and applies them to a social change corporation in Medellin, Colombia. The corporation analyzed was the Arts and Poetry Corporation Prometeo, focusing the analysis in its two initiatives: The Medellin International Poetry Festival, and the Gulliver Project. It used an interpretative approach to highlight the potential benefits of collaborating with local initiatives to successfully guide the learning process to include issues that are... (More)
This research proposes that an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the concept of culture and culture change could be beneficial for Sustainable Development. It explores the transferability of the DIKT Learning Model and theory of Creative Populations, originally found in management literature, and applies them to a social change corporation in Medellin, Colombia. The corporation analyzed was the Arts and Poetry Corporation Prometeo, focusing the analysis in its two initiatives: The Medellin International Poetry Festival, and the Gulliver Project. It used an interpretative approach to highlight the potential benefits of collaborating with local initiatives to successfully guide the learning process to include issues that are relevant for sustainable development. Field information was compiled through open, group, and semi-structured interviews with the school teachers and the Gulliver staff, as well as document analysis, and on site observations. Based on this information the characteristics of the Gulliver Project and the opportunities for it to become a vehicle for sustainable were identified. The first section of the thesis presents the content of the DIKT Learning Model and the theory of Creative Populations. The second part presents context of the city and of the Medellin International Poetry Festival and of the Gulliver Project; then the results from the research are presented and analyzed using the selected framework. Overall the DIKT Learning Model was found to be applicable for sustainable development issues, which was also the case for the theory of Creative Populations. The Gulliver Project was found to stimulate development of the Literary interest, Joy of Learning, and Creativity for the children, and to be skilled in mostly Creator areas. This would leave ample areas of collaboration with sustainable development initiatives that are skilled in implementation and stabilization areas. Further research is suggested to better understand the potential and limitations of this intended interdisciplinary venture. (Less)
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author
Fiscal Woodhouse, Andrea LU
supervisor
organization
course
MESM01 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
management literature, art, innovation, sustainability science, culture
publication/series
Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science
report number
2012:027
language
English
id
3095375
date added to LUP
2012-11-19 13:03:52
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  abstract     = {This research proposes that an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the concept of culture and culture change could be beneficial for Sustainable Development. It explores the transferability of the DIKT Learning Model and theory of Creative Populations, originally found in management literature, and applies them to a social change corporation in Medellin, Colombia. The corporation analyzed was the Arts and Poetry Corporation Prometeo, focusing the analysis in its two initiatives: The Medellin International Poetry Festival, and the Gulliver Project. It used an interpretative approach to highlight the potential benefits of collaborating with local initiatives to successfully guide the learning process to include issues that are relevant for sustainable development. Field information was compiled through open, group, and semi-structured interviews with the school teachers and the Gulliver staff, as well as document analysis, and on site observations. Based on this information the characteristics of the Gulliver Project and the opportunities for it to become a vehicle for sustainable were identified. The first section of the thesis presents the content of the DIKT Learning Model and the theory of Creative Populations. The second part presents context of the city and of the Medellin International Poetry Festival and of the Gulliver Project; then the results from the research are presented and analyzed using the selected framework. Overall the DIKT Learning Model was found to be applicable for sustainable development issues, which was also the case for the theory of Creative Populations. The Gulliver Project was found to stimulate development of the Literary interest, Joy of Learning, and Creativity for the children, and to be skilled in mostly Creator areas. This would leave ample areas of collaboration with sustainable development initiatives that are skilled in implementation and stabilization areas. Further research is suggested to better understand the potential and limitations of this intended interdisciplinary venture.},
  author       = {Fiscal Woodhouse, Andrea},
  keyword      = {management literature,art,innovation,sustainability science,culture},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science},
  title        = {Going Viral : a management understanding of culture change and its implications for sustainable development},
  year         = {2012},
}