Ethical leadership: The foundation of creative learning

Wai Yan TANG

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This paper 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 © 2008 Common Ground, Tang Wai-yan, Ronald.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-47
JournalThe International Journal of Learning
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008


Tang, W.-Y. R. (2008). Ethical leadership: The foundation of creative learning. The International Journal of Learning, 15(9), 39-47.


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


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