A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Beyond Text: the co-creation of dramatised character and iStory

Publication Details
Authors: Pässilä Anne, Owens Allan, Kuusipalo-Määttä Paula, Oikarinen Tuija, Benmergui Raquel
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Journal of Work-Applied Management
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 2
Start page: 159
End page: 169
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 2205-2062
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication



exploring the impact of reflective and work applied approaches, the
authors are curious how vivid new insights and collective “Eureka”
momentums occur. These momentums can be forces for work communities to
gain competitive advantages. However, the authors know little of how
learning is actively involved in the processing of creating new insights
and how such a turning to learning mode (Pässilä and Owens, 2016) can
be facilitated. In the light of cultural studies and art education, the
purpose of this paper is to explore how the method of dramatising
characters (DC) in a specific innovation culture can be facilitated. In
this viewpoint, the authors are suggesting one approach for this type of
turning to learning which the authors call Beyond Text, outlining its
theoretical underpinnings, its co-creative development and its


this Beyond Text context, the authors are introducing the method of DC
and the method of iStory both of which are the authors’ own design based
on the theory of the four existing categories of a research-based


findings of this viewpoint paper are that both iStory as well as DC
methods are useful and practical learning facilitation processes and
platforms that can be adopted for use in organisations for promoting
reflexivity. Especially they can act as a bridge between various forms
of knowing and consummate the other knowledge types (experiential,
practical and propositional) in a way that advances practice-based


originality and value of iStory and DC is that they can be utilised as
dialogical evaluation methods when traditional evaluation strategies and
pre-determined indicators are unusable.

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