The Audience Wheel as a Technic to Create Transformative Learning

Poula Helth

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review


Purpose: The purpose of this chapter is to document how a new learning technic may create transformative learning in leadership in an organisational practice.
Design/methodology/approach: The learning methods developed in the learning in practice (LIP) project include aesthetic performances combined with reflections. The intention has been to explore how leadership may be transformed, when leaders work as a collective of leaders. The learning methods developed and tested in the LIP project are art-informed learning methods, concepts of liminality and reflection processes carried out in the leaders’ organisational practice.
Findings: One of the most important findings in the LIP project in relation to transformative learning is a new learning technique based on guided processes rooted in aesthetic performance combined with reflections and separation of roles as performer and audience. Reflection processes related to aesthetic performance serve as argument for the impact of ‘the audience wheel’.
Originality/value: Leaders who perform and reflect in a collective of leaders can better deal with complex organisational problems and enhance growing of welfare-in-the-making from an inside and out perspective. Moreover, the separation between classroom teaching and practical intervention will diminish when leaders learn aesthetic performance and reflections as a practical technique.
TitelDeveloping Public Managers for a Changing World
RedaktørerKlaus Majgaard, Jens Carl Ry Nielsen, John W. Raine, Bríd Quinn
Antal sider24
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
ISBN (Trykt)9781786350800
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781786350794
StatusUdgivet - 2016
NavnCritical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management


  • Leadership
  • Transformative learning
  • Learning in practice