The Audience Wheel as a Technic to Create Transformative Learning

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Public Managers for a Changing World
EditorsKlaus Majgaard, Jens Carl Ry Nielsen, John W. Raine, Bríd Quinn
Number of pages24
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9781786350800
ISBN (Electronic)9781786350794
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesCritical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management


  • Leadership
  • Transformative learning
  • Learning in practice

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Helth, P. (2016). The Audience Wheel as a Technic to Create Transformative Learning. In K. Majgaard, J. C. Ry Nielsen, J. W. Raine, & B. Quinn (Eds.), Developing Public Managers for a Changing World (Vol. 5, pp. 261-284). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing. Critical Perspectives on International Public Sector Management, Vol.. 5