Working creatively with action research: Åben forelæsning for studerende og ansatte
Forelæsning af Giuseppe Scaratti, som er professor i organisationspsykologi. Forelæsningen foregår på engelsk.
10.09.2018 kl. 13.30 - 16.00
ABOUT GIUSEPPE SCARATTI
He is Full Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the Faculty of Economics, Catholic University of Milan, Italy. His main research interests refer to processes of learning, knowing and organizing; training, consultancy and organizational change; organizational cultures and communities of practices; epistemological and methodological implications in generating relevant and impactful knowledge. He is Director of Trailab (Transformative Actions Interdisciplinary laboratory), a research unit seeking for innovative approaches in qualitative research in management and organizations.
Main content: Working creatively with action research by Giuseppe Scaratti
The aim of the lecture is to explore the connection between AR and creativity as a lever to generate relevant knowledge. Indeed both AR and creativity can be conceived as inquiry dimensions which involve backwards and forwards movement, that require the constant re-definition of ideas, by dealing with plural and often contrasting expectations and needs and focusing on the dynamic and complex situations that people face. This entails a situated and dialogical stance to creativelyassuming the challenge to be in relation with an ongoing real-time and a transitory understanding of the problems generated by the contexts of action.
The creativeness embedded in using AR relies on different features:
the multiple configuration of problems related to the polyvocality of the existing interpretations of common experiences and the connected meanings;
the plurality of different stakeholders to be involved and the negotiation for achieving a good enough common engagement;
the variety of methodologies and techniques to produce and share implicit and explicit knowledge that is situated in the daily work practices;
the possible generative use of the produced knowledge in order to enhance process of expansive and transformative learning.
The lecture will provide both theoretical framework and a real case study in order to prompt critical discussion and dialogue in plenary sessions.
Recomended literature to read in advance.
- Ripamonti Silvio: Pushing Action Research Toward Reflexive Practice
- John Shotter: Dialogism and Polyphony in Organizing Theorizing in Organization Studies: Action Guiding Anticipations and the Continuous Creation of Novelty
- John Shotter: Diversity of Action Research: Experiences and Perspectives
- John Shotter: Situated Dialogic Action Research: Disclosing ''Beginnings'' for Innovative Change in Organizations
Tilmeldingsfrist: 3. September
Tilmelding skal ske ved kontaktperson, Helle Gjerløv Møller, på firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aalborg Universitetsbibliotek, Langagervej 2, 9220 Aalborg Ø. Lokale DARWIN.
Søren Frimann: Institut for Læring og Filosofi, Aalborg Universitet
Lone Hersted: Institut for Læring og Filosofi, Aalborg Universitet
Mette Vinther Larsen: Institut for Økonomi og ledelse, Aalborg Universitet
Ripamonti, G. and Scaratti, G. (2012), Weak knowledge for strengthening competences: A practice-based approach in assessment management, Management Learning, 43 (2): 183 – 197
Scaratti G. (2014) The rear windows. A project for a screenplay on the welcoming of Roma families,Qualitative Inquiry, 20 (2): 193-202
Scaratti G., Gorli M., Galuppo L. Ripamonti S., Cortese C. (2014) Using artifacts for practices tuning and performance refining. The Nursing Record artifact between affordance and agency: A case study. BPA, LXII (270): 12-26
Scaratti G. and Ripamonti S. (2015). Between viewing and transforming: how reflexivity as practice works, in Marsico G., Ruggeri R., Salvatore, S. (Eds) Reflexivity and Psychology, The Yearbook of Idiographic Science, vol. 6, Information Age Publishers, pp. 311-341.
Engeström,Y. and Scaratti, G. (2016) Using activity theory: experiences of organizational authorship. Editorial’, Journal of Workplace Learning, 28 (4): 170 – 173
Cunliffe, A. and Scaratti, G. (2017) Embedding Impact in Engaged Research: Developing Socially Useful Knowledge through Dialogical Sensemaking, British Journal of Management, vol. 28 (1), pp. 29-44.
Scaratti, G. and Vecchio, L. (2017) The Psychological view and organization theory, in F.B. Barbini and G. Masino (Eds.) J.D. Thompson’s Organizations in Action 50th anniversary: a reflection, Bologna: TAO Digital Library, pp. 129-153.
Scaratti, G., Gorli, M., Galuppo, L., Ripamonti, S. (forthcoming) Action Research: Knowing and Changing (in) Organizational Contexts, in C. Cassell, A.L. Cunliffe and G.Grandy (Eds) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research