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MGT8048 Organisational Learning Project

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 February 2023


This course will help students to understand how organisations learn. While organisations per se don’t learn, individuals and groups learn and through a process of mutual adjustment, a feed forward process of learning occurs as individuals and groups update their stock of knowledge. Organisational learning consists of a suite of learning interventions that help an organisation transform its own thinking including dynamic systems thinking tools. This course will equip students to understand how organisations learn within a regional, national and global framework. Here, students will acquire the cognitive, technical and creative skills necessary to evaluate complex learning frameworks. Since learning processes help to transform existing stocks of knowledge, students will be able to develop skills related to justifying and interpreting various organisational learning propositions and methodologies applied in project settings.

In this course, students will learn about different learning interventions that challenge individual thinking. The course builds on knowledge about how to lead and manage change. Students will be required to solve practical case problems using different high-level concepts of organizational learning at the individual, team and organization level. They will learn how theory interchanges with practice helping to enlighten the learning process by which individual thinking is transformed. Specific topics relate to individual, group, and organization learning, learning models, developing a culture of learning, vicarious group learning, absorptive capacity and much more. Students will learn the role that different learning interventions play and be able to practice them in places of work. The course explores organisation learning through a complex lens of external environmental inputs and internal processes related to learning cycles and learning routines enabling reflection between thought and action. Accordingly, students will acquire knowledge about how to transform their existing stocks of knowledge, how to measure overall learning capability, and how this enables an organization to switch more effectively between exploiting and exploring knowledge.. At the end of this course, students will be able to apply different learning interventions to practical case projects and be able to solve complex learning issues in places of work.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 4 February 2023