Learning in Organizations is a lively, student-friendly introduction to new ways of understanding how learning is maintained and transmitted within organizations.
For anyone looking for a thorough grounding in a socio-cultural approach to the field, Learning in Organizations is an ideal companion, written to explain, engage and encourage critical thinking and evaluative skills from students.
Theory is described clearly and succinctly. Through engaging and effective use of features like “Consider this” and “What if”, the book facilitates student debate. Annotated readings at the end of each chapter help readers go beyond the text itself as they provide a list of relevant and helpful material that students should consult.
Outlines a socio-cultural approach to learning
Explains how learning is transmitted in organizations
Special emphasis on how to better understand the learning process of newcomers
Discusses key concepts in organizational learning like “communities of practice”, emotions, social identity, knowing, role models and organizational socialisations
1, From Formal Education to Learning in Organizations
2, Organizational Socialization
3, A Social and Cultural approach to Learning
4, Communities of Practice
5, Knowing and Doing in Organizations
6, Social Identity
7, Role Models
8, Emotions in Organizations
9, Some Concluding Remarks