This paper presents a qualitative study of the effects of estrangement in the management classroom. We examine Brecht's estrangement effect, and propose that artful interventions provide interruptions, leading to learning experiences that are characterized by critical reflection and a shift of taken-for-granted assumptions. Our discussion of the estrangement effect is grounded in Mezirow's transformative learning theory, which speaks to the adult learning context of business schools. We found that estrangement can happen under certain conditions, and that it can help management students to experience perspective transformation, as Mezirow describes it.
|Title of host publication||2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Publisher||Academy of Management (AoM)|
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Academy of Management Annual Meeting (72nd : 2012) - Boston, United States|
Duration: 3 Aug 2012 → 7 Aug 2012
|Conference||Academy of Management Annual Meeting (72nd : 2012)|
|Period||3/08/12 → 7/08/12|
Meisiek, S., & Darief, T. (2012). Towards perspective transformation in management education: the effect of estrangement. In 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting proceedings (pp. 1-40). Boston, Massachusetts: Academy of Management (AoM).