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Issue European concept of a learning organisation
Outline The European model of the learning organisation as proposed by Lundvall (European Commission 1999) is being reviewed as part of the outcome of the FORUM work package 'Learning in learning organisations', with the following conclusions [MT]:
Competence building is not enough: we should aim at a holistic view of the learning organisation, including the following characteristics:
  • care of people (facilitating individual development paths, and trust relationships between persons);
  • managing competences (developing expertise; linking of distinctive know-how and individual performance);
  • development of communities (supporting autonomous abilities for learning, and developing communities of practice);
  • appropriate use of ICTs (mainly communication, sense making, supporting joint technology design).
Reference Further reading: Tomassini 1999
Event FORUM: Norrköping June 01
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