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Collective Learning Processes and Human Resource Development

Garavan, Thomas N.; McCarthy, Alma


Thomas N. Garavan

Alma McCarthy


Collective learning is important to both human resource development (HRD) researchers and practitioners. Collective learning is a broad term and includes learning between dyads, teams, organizations, communities, and societies. Most conceptions of collective learning highlight characteristics such as relationships, shared vision and meanings, mental models and cognitive and behavioral learning. Collective learning processes pose challenges for both HRD research and practice. For researchers, we need to more fully understand how collective learning processes occur, the factors that affect collective learning, and the emergent nature of collective learning. For practitioners, the challenge concerns whether collective learning can be planned, structured, and managed.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jun 5, 2008
Publication Date Aug 1, 2008
Deposit Date Aug 3, 2016
Journal Advances in Developing Human Resources
Print ISSN 1523-4223
Electronic ISSN 1552-3055
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 4
Pages 451-471
Keywords Collective learning, human resource development,
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