Using Kaleidoscopic Pedagogy to Foster Critically Reflective Learning About Management and Leadership

  • Anne PässiläEmail author
  • Virpi Malin
  • Allan Owens
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)


This chapter focuses on an Arts-Based Intervention (ABI) into an Introductory course of Management and Leadership offered to students considering key concepts and frames of thinking in the field for the first time. First, we introduce Kaleidoscopic Pedagogy and conceptually frame our ABI in relation to the mode of learning that it allows for together with the drive for equality that it is concerned with. We then introduce the context of the ABI, describe the course and its background and the course facilitators together with information about the participants. Emphasis is placed on the way the course was framed to bring a sense of present-day management reality through our use of art-based methods including an ongoing collaboration with an experienced R&D manager who is part of the course team. Next an explanation of the content of three of the Art-based Methods used in the course as part of the whole ABI. This is followed by a description of the process of learning providing a sense of what the experience of learning would be like for a participant. The impact and experiences of learning during the intervention are then discussed from the students’ and the tutors’ perspectives. The final two sections focus on impact and lessons learned.



This research has been undertaken as part of the ArtsEqual project funded by the Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Council from its Equality in Society programme (project no. 293199) and EU funded Erasmus + Strategic Alliance 2 Partnership Project: Beyond Text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lappeenranta Lahti University of Technology, LUT UniversityLappeenranta and LahtiFinland
  2. 2.University of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  3. 3.RECAPUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

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