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ERIC Number: EJ858652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-1534-4843
How Groups Learn: The Role of Communication Patterns, Cue Recognition, Context Facility, and Cultural Intelligence
Silberstang, Joyce; London, Manuel
Human Resource Development Review, v8 n3 p327-349 2009
This article explores the role of group learning by focusing on how intragroup communication patterns (implicit and explicit) influence learning readiness dimensions (cue recognition, context facility, and cultural intelligence), which in turn influences the group's ability to learn and the type of leaning that occurs. Groups with high levels of cue recognition, context facility, and cultural intelligence are more likely to discuss difficult issues and decide whether and how much the group needs to learn than groups with low levels. Communication patterns and learning readiness contribute to adaptive, generative, and transformative learning, fostering the type of learning that is most beneficial for the group at the time. Human resource development professionals can help groups improve their communication patterns and thus strengthen learning readiness and enhance their ability to effectively communicate, learn, and reach their goals. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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