Learning in Organizations

Learning in Organizations

Irena Ali (Department of Defence, Australia), Leoni Warne (University of Canberra, Australia) and Celina Pascoe (Department of Defence, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-573-3.ch073
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Abstract

In work life, socially based learning occurs all the time. We learn from interactions between peers, genders, functional groups, and across hierarchies, and it happens in ways not normally recognized as learning (Jordan, 1993). Therefore, use of the term “social” learning reflects that organizations, organizational units, and work groups are social clusters, as are study groups and task groups, and thus learning occurs in a social context.

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