organisation' concept and European ethics
outcome of the FORUM work package 'Learning in learning organisations'
is considered in the broader context of learning issues in Europe.
– discussant:] In the transnational discourse of the learning organisation
there is a risk that a common image ('IT company Europe') is defined while
differences between countries and groups of people are removed. This concept
of a learning organisation identifies selected values, thereby challenging
general values of learning.
have a responsibility in how they engage in this discourse and enable the
concept of Europe to become acceptable. We need a European ethics of research
and education, considering what is good life, justice and caring; we also
need alternative discussion platforms on work etc. in order to guard against
the danger of ending up in a one-dimensional society.
reading: Figueira 2001 (joint paper of
the FORUM group 'Culture, values and meanings')
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