Co-creating the Classroom Experience to Transform Learning and Change Lives

By: Robert E. Quinn , Katherine Heynoski, Michael Thomas, Gretchen M. Spreitzer


Robert E. Quinn, Katherine Heynoski, Michael Thomas, Gretchen Spreitzer (2014), Co-creating the Classroom Experience to Transform Learning and Change Lives, in Abraham B. (Rami) Shani, Debra A. Noumair (ed.) Research in Organizational Change and Development (Research in Organizational Change and Development, Volume 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.25-54

Abstract:

This paper is about extraordinary performance in organizations. Our specific focus is unusual. We examine a context with which many readers are deeply familiar, the public school classroom. We consider the work of highly effective teachers and generate a framework of hypotheses about how they get extraordinary results. These hypotheses may contrast with the reader’s assumptions of what a public school teacher does. The framework may therefore provoke insights about how to create and lead high performing organizations in other contexts.