ERIC Number: EJ851165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
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Improving Teaching Quality and the Learning Organisation
Collie, Sarah L.; Taylor, Alton L.
Tertiary Education and Management, v10 n2 p139-155 Jun 2004
This study applied a learning organisation framework to understand academic departments' efforts to improve teaching quality. The theoretical framework was generated from literature on learning organisations, organisations devoted to continuous improvement through continuous learning. Research questions addressed relationships among departments' vision,leadership, knowledge management,communication, learning culture, and teaching improvement. Using survey data collected from department chairs, this study found a positive association between learning organisation behaviours and the improvement of teaching.
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Department Heads, Organizational Development, Organizational Theories, Surveys, Correlation, College Instruction, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Departments, Organizational Culture, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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