Ethical leadership: The foundation of creative learning

Wai Yan TANG

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This case is based on an argument generated from a Gadamerian view of the importance of ethics as the basis for creative learning in the process of education. It postulates that learning is itself a self-understanding and unfolding process that involves the consideration of other points of view. Using jazz as a metaphor, Gadamer’s three moments of the hermeneutic process are discussed in detail to show the kind of conditions under which creative learning could be nurtured. Copyright © 2013 Common Ground Publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership and organizational change
EditorsJonathan H. WESTOVER
Place of PublicationChampaign, Illinois
PublisherCommon Ground Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781612293608, 1612293603
Publication statusPublished - 2013


Tang, W.-y. (2013). Ethical leadership: The foundation of creative learning. In J. H. Westover (Ed.), Leadership and organizational change (pp. 247-260). Champaign, Illinois: Common Ground Publishing.


  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Jazz improvisation
  • Hermeneutics
  • Organizational learning


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