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Innovating through Hybridisation: Art-Based Pedagogy in Leadership Development

Holtham, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2497-8455 & Biagioli, M. (2021). Innovating through Hybridisation: Art-Based Pedagogy in Leadership Development. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 40(4), pp. 748-760. doi: 10.1111/jade.12386


This study outlines a multi-year collaboration journey between academics in two widely disparate disciplines: art/design and business/management. Eventually this culminated in co-designing and co-developing a folded paper zine, and related processes, to improve private reflective practice, particularly of managers and students of management. This zine co-design journey was articulated through the lens of Schumpeter’s hybridity perspective ‘new combinations’, in the context of transdisciplinarity. As both commercial and social organisations face increasing complexity and uncertainty, the rationally oriented tools developed for planning and decision-making in more stable times need to be augmented by those which assume or even welcome ambiguity and not-knowing. This creates an opportunity to draw on art-based methods such as zines, given that the arts acknowledge, value and address such uncertainty.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Holtham, C. and Biagioli, M. (2021), Innovating through Hybridisation: Art-Based Pedagogy in Leadership Development. Int J Art Des Educ, 40: 748-760, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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