What is the definition of Organizational Learning?

Pedagogy in Organizational Learning  February 3, 2013 – 06:41 pm
Document Sample

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

You might also like:

Organisational knowledge - defined
Organisational knowledge - defined
Bruce Mayand and Richard Laramy
Bruce Mayand and Richard Laramy
Sr Anne Martin Presentation Nursing 2nd take
Sr Anne Martin Presentation Nursing 2nd take

Quotations from the Freedom Crowd

'I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism.'
- Martin Luther King Jr.
'However sugarcoated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must start with a belief in some group's greater right to power, whether that right is justified by sex, race, class, religion, or all four. However far it may expand, the progression inevitably rests on unequal power and airtight...iners, the weavers, the chemists, the carvers, the dyers, the designers, the machinists, where were the hands, the people who made? Out of sight, somewhere else. Behind walls. All the people in all the shops were either buyers or sellers. They had no relation to the things but that of possessions. How was he to know what a goods’ production entailed? How could they expect him to decide if he wan

Interview with Chomsky from India

Chomsky In First Person
In this exclusive interview, Noam Chomsky speaks to V.K. Ramachandran about the 'new war against terrorism', imperialism, the media and the role of intellectuals.
November 15, 2001: there is a break in the North East monsoon, and it is a clear, cool day in Thekkady. Noam Chomsky is on the second day of his first holiday in many years, a five-day break from pu...tle illegitimate authority and expand the domains of freedom and justice? The task, then, is not to 'speak truth' to the king, or even to the king's subjects, but to learn from them, to contribute what we can, and to participate with them in common struggle for values we discover and uphold. It seems to me that those are the directions in which responsibilities of intellectuals should be sought.

The Reagan Doctrine: Third World Rollback

The Reagan Doctrine:
Third World Rollback
from the book
ROLLBACK
Right-wing Power in U.S. Foreign Policy
by Thomas Bodenheimer and Robert Gould
South End Press, 1989
Nowhere is rollback more evident than in U.S. policy toward the Third World. Third World rollback has come to be named the Reagan Doctrine. However, it is inaccurate to attribute this Doctr...ts became standardized for the Third World. In the case of nations to be rolled back (e.g., Nicaragua), governments were called terrorist and the insurgents were labeled democratic.
In the case of countries to be supported against 'communist' insurgencies (e.g., El Salvador and the Philippines), the governments were called democratic and the insurgents were labeled terrorists.
*****

The Reagan Regime in all its ugly, damned ugly splendor

The Reagan Doctrine:
Third World Rollback
from the book
ROLLBACK
Right-wing Power in U.S. Foreign Policy
by Thomas Bodenheimer and Robert Gould
South End Press, 1989
Nowhere is rollback more evident than in U.S. policy toward the Third World. Third World rollback has come to be named the Reagan Doctrine.
However, it is inaccurate to attribute thi...interests became standardized for the Third World. In the case of nations to be rolled back (e.g., Nicaragua), governments were called terrorist and the insurgents were labeled democratic. In the case of countries to be supported against 'communist' insurgencies (e.g., El Salvador and the Philippines), the governments were called democratic and the insurgents were labeled terrorists.
*****

Chipworks Brings Patent Licensing Experts to IP Business Congress  — Manufacturing Digital
Chipworks invites delegates to stop by their exhibit booth (#12) at IPBC to discuss ways in which the Company's patent evaluation and infringement analysis services can help strengthen semiconductor, systems, and software patent licensing positions.

Memjet Appoints Chief Patent Counsel  — MarketWatch
"Ben's deep experience in global patent evaluation, filing and maintenance will serve us well as we accelerate our growth and support our OEM customers in the commercialization of Memjet technologies." Memjet assumed control of its intellectual …

Peter Block at The New School
Peter Block at The New School
Adrian Pyle
Adrian Pyle
Video: CAIR Bus Ad Camapaign Aims to Define MyJihad
Video: CAIR Bus Ad Camapaign Aims to Define MyJihad
Measuring Your Mission - Using Data to Track Organizational Health and Success
Measuring Your Mission - Using Data to Track Organizational Health and Success
Live Keynote Speech: Tough Times, Tougher Teams
Live Keynote Speech: Tough Times, Tougher Teams
How to create an SAP workflow - Approval Definition (Part 4 of 4)
How to create an SAP workflow - Approval Definition (Part 4 of 4)

Related posts:

  1. Price determination of organizational learning
  2. The definition of Organizational Learning
  3. Definition of organizational learning