Definition of organizational learning theory

Pedagogy in Organizational Learning  February 3, 2013 – 06:41 pm
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Theories of learning seem to be just as vast as theories of personality, and just as (if not more) controversial. I could spend many months (probably years) studying this topic! So, this post will just scratch the surface of the most prominent pedagogical learning theories (theories about how children learn), and relate them to adult learning practices in the workplace. I’ll start by answering the question, “What is learning? ” and then will review four major learning theories–behaviorism, cognitivism, social cognitive theory, and constructivism. Future posts will cover additional learning theories, particularly andragogy, and will delve into theories of instruction and motivation, also.

What is learning? A simple definition of learning is that it’s the process of gaining knowledge and expertise (Knowles, Swanson, and Holton, 2011). A more prolific description is that it’s the acquisition of habits, knowledge, and attitudes that enable people to make personal and social adjustments. Learning involves change, so any change in behavior and/or cognition indicates that learning has occurred. Learning helps us make the changes needed to adjust and deal with our environment and is the by-product of experience. Learning is also related to the concept of “growth.” Many theorists see learning as the development of competencies and the fulfillment of potential, both emotionally and cognitively, in other words as “growth” (Knowles, Swanson, and Holton, 2011).

Source: Organizational Psychology

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