Learning to manage : transformative outcomes of competency-based training

Hodge, Steven 2011, Learning to manage : transformative outcomes of competency-based training, Australian journal of adult learning, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 498-517.

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Title Learning to manage : transformative outcomes of competency-based training
Author(s) Hodge, Steven
Journal name Australian journal of adult learning
Volume number 51
Issue number 3
Start page 498
End page 517
Total pages 20
Publisher Adult Learning Australia
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2011-11
ISSN 1443-1394
Summary Transformative learning theory is a dominant approach to understanding adult learning. The theory addresses the way our perspectives on the world, others and ourselves can be challenged and transformed in our ongoing efforts to make sense of the world. It is a conception of learning that does not focus on the measurable acquisition of knowledge and skills, but looks rather to the dynamics of self-questioning and upheaval as the key to adult learning. In this article, transformative learning theory is used as a lens for studying learning in a competency-based, entry-level management course. Instead of asking which knowledge and skills were developed and how effectively, the research enquired into deeper changes wrought by the learning experiences. The research found that for some learners the course contributed to significant discontent as they discovered that management practices they took to represent the norm fell dramatically short of the model promoted in the training.
Language eng
Field of Research 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Adult Learning Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041710

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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