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||Business Education and Ethics : Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications|
|Editors||Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Steve Clarke, Murray E. Jennex, Annie Becker, Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko|
|Place of Publication||Hersley, PA|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
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Guillet de Monthoux, P., & Statler, M. (2017). Theory U: Rethinking Business as Practical European Philosophy. In M. Khosrow-Pour, S. Clarke, M. E. Jennex, A. Becker, & A-V. Anttiroiko (Eds.), Business Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 259-268). IGI global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-3153-1.ch013