Lunchtime Seminar of the Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning Special Interest Group (TEPL SIG)
Please feel free to bring your own lunch
Connect and Learn: A Relational View of Professional Learning
24th of March 2015, 12:00pm-13:00pm
Piet Van den Bossche, Associate Professor in Learning in Organisations at the University of Antwerp, Institute of Education and Information Sciences (Belgium) and at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics (the Netherlands)
Abstract: It is increasingly recognised that knowledge and the power of knowledge development are encapsulated in social networks and communities. This web of relations can help organizations to deal dynamically with challenges and create new knowledge. This seminar will focus on this collective learning in organizations from different perspectives: teams, communities and networks. How do social structures determine knowledge sharing in organizations? Which qualities of relationships facilitate what kind of learning? How does my personal network fuel my expertise development? These, and similar, questions will be tackled based upon research insights. It will be discussed what this implies for organizational practices supporting collective learning.
Bio: Piet Van den Bossche is Associate Professor ‘Learning in Organisations’ at the University of Antwerp (Institute of Education and Information Sciences) and at Maastricht University (School of Business & Economics). His research activities are centered around issues of learning and cognition in teams and collaborative environments, both in educational and organizational contexts. Both the individual and the team-level are respectively taken as units of analysis. Currently, he teaches courses in the areas of collective and workplace learning and is involved in the coordination of the M.Sc. Programme “Management of Learning” and is chair of the M.Sc. Programme “Training and Educational Sciences”. He is Chief Editor of the book series ‘Advances in Business Education and Training’ and Associate Editor of ‘Educational Research Review’. In addition to his research and education, he consults higher education institutions and organizations, both nationally and internationally.
Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University, Buchanan House, Floor 3 Seminar room, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow.
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