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ERIC Number: ED352563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-20
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Conditions Enhancing Self-Directed Learning in the Workplace. A Report to the Participants.
The appreciative inquiry process was used to identify conditions enhancing self-directed learning. Participants in the project did the following: (1) used the five-step process to identify factors/conditions/forces that seemed to cause self-directed learning to occur; (2) created a matrix by combining the factors/conditions/forces with six variables (purpose, structure, relationships, rewards, leadership, and helpful mechanisms); (3) identified for each cell statements of behaviors that their organizations had undertaken with positive outcomes for learning; (4) wrote a single statement of behavior for each cell that captured the essence of the multiple statements; and (5) consisted whether their organizations do and should do the behavior. The conditions identified were as follows: (1) continuous improvement adopted as an organizational strategy; (2) involving individuals by letting them know how their actions contribute to the organization's goals and that their input is valued; (3) rewards and support for individuals who take responsibility for their own learning; (4) values underlying the organization's structure and purpose that are in harmony with individuals' values; (5) managers who set an example by learning; (6) valuing differences; (7) support for risk-taking; (8) effective communication systems that include a network of all stakeholders, flexible supportive structures and processes, and a supportive culture; (9) fostering collaboration in work and play; (10) encouraging learning by implementing rewards and processes that support creativity and innovation. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Appendix A (participant list) is not included.