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Enabling transformative learning in the workplace: An educative research intervention.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Workplace Learning, ISSN 1366-5626, E-ISSN 1758-7859, Vol. 13, no 3, 219-238 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to discuss the potential of an educative research intervention toinfluence the quality of the learning outcome in the workplace as interpreted from theperspectives of adult learning theory. The research project was designed as a quasiexperimental,mixed-methods study. In this article, quantitative survey data weretaken as the point of departure, and qualitative data were used for the purpose ofanalyzing aspects of learning. An educative research intervention may support a transformativelearning quality when the manager and employees have to deal with severedifficulties, and they succeed in doing so by sharing responsibilities and having thestrength to engage in the development process in the workplace. It is possible to supporttransformative learning in the workplace through an educative research interventionthat encourages managers to educate themselves and their employees to think and act innew ways, aiming at integrated autonomy, increased interaction, and learning.

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2015. Vol. 13, no 3, 219-238 p.
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transformative learning, enabling leadership, research intervention, workplace learning, integrated autonomy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124340DOI: 10.1177/1541344615574599OAI: diva2:885212
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VINNOVA, P31839-1
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2015-12-22Bibliographically approved

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