Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice

Volume 1: Arts-based Methods

  • Elena P. Antonacopoulou
  • Steven S. Taylor

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Steven S. Taylor, Elena P. Antonacopoulou
    Pages 1-12
  3. Mary Crossan, Cassandra Ellis, Corey Crossan
    Pages 45-69
  4. Niina Koivunen, Tamar Parush
    Pages 71-96
  5. Isabella Sacramento, Frode Heldal, Ricardo Cariello de Almeida
    Pages 117-138
  6. Steven S. Taylor, Elena P. Antonacopoulou
    Pages 267-279
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-282

About this book


The first volume of this ground-breaking book critically examines how and why arts-based methods such as choir conducting workshops and dialogue improvisation can make a difference in improving professional practice. Taking a ‘human-centred’ approach, it delivers an insightful account of what these approaches do differently to achieve a new mode of learning – ‘sensuous learning’ – that cultivates professional judgment to serve the common good, simultaneously supporting personal and collective growth. The chapters present cutting edge examples of multiple ways arts-based methods underpin learning arenas for expanding leadership and improving professional practice. The reflexivity cultivated through these learning arenas has the unique potential to improve professional practice, not merely by enhancing competence but also by cultivating character and conscience, which is central in making judgments that serve the common good. These benefits are relevant for professional practitioners sharpening the skills and behaviours needed in organisations, including creativity, diversity, imagination, and improvisation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Elena P. Antonacopoulou
    • 1
  • Steven S. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Liverpo Management School (ULMS)LiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Foisie Business SchoolWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

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