Team learning activities: Reciprocal learning through the development of a mediating tool for sustainable learning

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Gunilla Albinsson, Kerstin Arnesson
Title: Team learning activities: Reciprocal learning through the development of a mediating tool for sustainable learning
Journal: Learning Organization
Year: 2012
Volume: 19
Issue: 6
Pagination: 456-468
ISSN: 0969-6474
Publisher: Emerald
URI/DOI: 10.1108/09696471211266956
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/mam/
Language: English
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this article is to show how a model for sustainable learning has been formed in the meetings between practitioners and researchers. Design/methodology/approach: With the point of departure in an interactive research approach, the authors have worked with learning and common knowledge development. Empirical data were collected from nine learning seminars, which were carried out within the framework of an EU project. Findings: It is shown by means of empirical examples from an ongoing EU project how the pedagogic method of learning seminars came to be a mediating tool for reciprocal learning between researchers, project leaders and project participants. Originality/value: The learning seminars constituted an important part of a reflexive learning process where the learning consists of both practicable and theoretically anchored knowledge. Together with the project participants, the authors developed a model for sustainable learning. This model consists of a reflection model, which rests on four fundamental conditions; pedagogic leadership, the learning group, problem areas/situation and time aspects. This article fills a significant knowledge gap in terms of the development of learning within organizations.
Subject: Education\General
Keywords: Learning; Learning methods; Learning organizations; Learning processes; Model of sustainable learning; Reflection loop; Team learning
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