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The essential transformation: How Masters students make sense and learn through transformative change

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The essential transformation: How Masters students make sense and learn through transformative change

Conklin, James and Kyle, Terry and Robertson, Colin (2012) The essential transformation: How Masters students make sense and learn through transformative change. Management Learning . ISSN 1461-7307

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Abstract

This article considers how the Human Systems Intervention Masters program at Concordia University in Montreal encourages and manages a transformation in the way students think about and act in the social world. The article explains the transformation in terms of a shift from a positivist/rational to a constructivist/narrative view of social phenomena, and how specific elements of the curriculum provoke the shift toward a more reflexive and participative way of working. The article also discusses the disconfirmation and uncertainty that can accompany the transformation, describes the structures and processes used to construct a container that provides psychological safety and emotional support for students, and considers ways in which the program might be improved.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Conklin, James and Kyle, Terry and Robertson, Colin
Journal or Publication:Management Learning
Date:March 2012
ID Code:36083
Deposited By:ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:28 Mar 2012 17:29
Last Modified:27 Mar 2013 01:38
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