The recent Carnegie report (Colby, et al., 2011) characterizes the goal of business education as the development of practical wisdom. In this chapter, the authors reframe Scharmer’s Theory U as an attempt to develop practical wisdom by applying certain European philosophical concepts. Specifically, they trace a genealogy of social sculpture, Schwungspiel, poetic creation, and spiritual science, and suggest that Scharmer’s work integrates these concepts into a pragmatic pedagogy that has implications for business practice as well as business education.
|Title of host publication||Perspectives on Theory U : Insights from the Field|
|Editors||Olen Gunnlaugson, Charles Baron, Mario Cayer|
|Number of pages||10|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA|
|Publisher||Idea Group Publishing|
|ISBN (Print)||9781466647930, 1466647930|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|