Organizational learning, team learning and dialogue as the foundation of educational reform

Hayden, W. Craig (1999) Organizational learning, team learning and dialogue as the foundation of educational reform. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Within the business literature there has been an explosive interest in the concept of organizational learning over the past decade (Crossan & Guatto, 1996). Many business organizations today, faced with the realities of keeping pace with an ever-changing, dynamic, global marketplace, are looking to learning as a source of change to sustain competitive advantage. Since the educational system is faced with challenges, as is the business community, some educational researchers and writers conclude that the system is failing. Maybe the time has come for educational reformers to look to the business literature to see what it has to offer the field of education to support educational reform. -- The three papers in this paper folio will review three topics that educational reformers may find useful for educational reform. -- Paper one builds on the numerous definitions available to show that organizational learning is a process and a product. -- Paper two sets out the importance of teams to the organizational learning process, pointing out that due to the ever-changing global environment, teams play an important role in organizational learning. -- The final paper established four decades of failed educational reform efforts beginning in the 1960's.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1084
Item ID: 1084
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references. --Paper 1: Toward an understanding of organizational learning -- Paper 2: Team learning: effectiveness through dialogue -- Paper 3: Dialogue as the foundation of educational reform.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1999
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Organizational learning; Team learning approach in education; Communication in organizations; Educational change

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