Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice

Volume 2: Arts-based Interventions

  • Elena P. Antonacopoulou
  • Steven S. Taylor

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Richard Badham, Ella Hafermalz
    Pages 109-134
  3. Elena P. Antonacopoulou, Arja Ropo, Steven S. Taylor
    Pages 335-348
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 349-354

About this book


The second volume of this ground-breaking book critically examines the effect of arts-based methods in combination as arts-based interventions in improving professional practice, from deinstitutionalization to the counteraction of destructive leadership. Taking a ‘human-centred’ approach, it delivers an insightful account of what these approaches do differently to achieve a new mode of learning – ‘sensuous learning’ – that cultivates professional judgment to serve the common good, simultaneously supporting personal and collective growth. The chapters present cutting edge examples of multiple ways arts-based interventions underpin learning arenas for expanding leadership and improving professional practice. The reflexivity cultivated through these learning arenas has the unique potential to improve professional practice, not merely by enhancing competence but also by cultivating character and conscience, which is central in making judgments that serve the common good. These benefits are relevant for professional practitioners sharpening the skills and behaviours needed in organisations, including creativity, diversity, imagination, and improvisation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Elena P. Antonacopoulou
    • 1
  • Steven S. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS)LiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Foisie Business SchoolWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99048-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99049-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-1266
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-1274
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