ERIC Number: ED399418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-2
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Work and Learning for Superior Performance.
Montgomery, Joel R.; Lau, Chak C.
A new integrative learning model has been designed to help corporate educators facilitate employee learning transfer and on-the-job performance. The model's components are as follows: (1) access new information, ideas, experiences, and/or perspectives; (2) identify relevance and value based on integrated life experience and wisdom; (3) engage in activities with a reflective learning approach; (4) apply new concepts within temporarily transformed life experiences; (5) apply new knowledge to life through action or guiding others to action; and (6) continually evaluate relevance and value in life and add to life experience and wisdom. Integrative learning hinges on the following support components: applying integrative leaning to build knowledge and skill, providing learning-safe work environments, coaching to think, teaming to innovate, and trusting to synergize. An earlier version of the model was used to teach human relations and reflection skills to more than 300 teachers in training at a public university in Florida. The learners demonstrated acquisition of desired competencies in the classroom and in their private and professional lives. A workshop on new ways of doing business was developed based on the new integrative learning model and will be tested on 1,000 managers employed by a major U.S. airline. (Contains 15 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Andersen Worldwide, SC., St. Charles, IL.