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Abstract

From a humanistic, learner-centered view this practical case study involving Tetra Pak, a world leadingfood processing and packaging solution company,explores the role of emotion in learning and the arts as a supplementary training tool by describing and interpreting their new employee orientation trainings based on the facilitator’s accounts. This case will illustrate the added value the arts contribute as well as the need to include the whole person-concept in workplace learning. This case does not suggest an exact design with specifications of how this kind of training should be conducted, but rather this specific study will offer additional knowledgeby exemplifying how emotional and aesthetical elements can be applied in a learning context.

Keywords

Case Study, Emotion, Arts, Holistic Learning, Workplace, Tetra Pak

Author Bio(s)

Matilda Mettälä from Malmö, Sweden, has a background as a performing artist, including a radio hit in the US. She has also been teaching music for 20 years. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Musicology from Lund University, as well as her Master in Science in Education. She runs her own business where she is employing music as a tool for the purpose of developing people and organizations. She believes that the inner resources of human beings may be developed and enriched through the kind of learning which incorporates with the individual's process of change by engaging the whole person and by means of aesthetics. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Matilda Mettäläat, Telephone: +46704 185999 or E-mail: Matilda.mettala@dimevo.se

Publication Date

6-29-2015

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