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Infusing management education with design to foster resilience, adaptability and flexibility

Sadowska, Noemi and Dallas-Conte, Lorna (2017) Infusing management education with design to foster resilience, adaptability and flexibility. In: Design for Next: 12th International Conference of European Academy of Design, 12-14 April 2017, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Sadowska, Noemi and Dallas-Conte, Lorna
Description:

We reflect on the impact design education has on our management learners by equipping them with a different learning perspective; one that allows them to ‘live their learning’. We maintain that the role of learning is to be owned and internalised for learners to feel responsible for its impact and outcomes. Where such an approach to learning instils in management learners’ resilience, adaptability, and flexibility, highlighted by Harford (2011) as key in shaping the future workforce. Using an autoethnography approach we examine a Design Leadership module for its capacity to instil those characteristics through the synergy of design approach with management education catalysed by an exhibition opening event. Through observations at this event, we identify four impacts and propose that education should adopt ‘lean start-up’ principals (Ries, 2011) and become a ‘platform for experimentation’ for learners to have an impact and be in control for the next.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: design education, management learners, lean start-up, live their learning, autoethonography
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: April 2017
Event Location: Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 08:41
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 08:41
Item ID: 12468
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/12468

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