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Advancing Systems Thinking and the Learning Organization as a Pedagogical Approach in Doctoral Leadership Studies

Fri, May 5, 9:45 to 11:15am CDT (9:45 to 11:15am CDT), SIG Virtual Rooms, Systems Thinking in Education SIG Virtual Roundtable Room


Systems thinking has evolved into a powerful construct for creating effective learning interactions. A review of the literature presents a growing body of evidence indicating that components of diverse professions have existed in multiple contexts, across varied disciplines, and may frequently apply different nomenclature (Nancarrow, et al., 2013; Ramzak & Belinger, 2016; van Rijnsoever & Hessels, 2011). One example of this is leadership studies. Although postgraduate leadership programs often intrinsically consist of students from various professions and disciplines, there are few direct examples in the literature where systems thinking as a pedagogical approach overtly permeates graduate leadership education. Therefore, this research examines learning experiences through the lens of systems thinking in doctoral leadership studies.