Learning – Fragments

Throughout this year i have been writing individual articles and short series exploring aspects of modern Organisational learning – all working towards a new publication that i hope to draw together next year: these pieces chart broad shifts in Organisational Learning at the ecosystem level, down to a consideration of specific aspects such as ‘sense making’, consequence, and the role of failure.

I am starting to get a sense of how to organise these, although i expect this to be a rather fractious and evolutionary activity – at this stage nothing fits neatly.

At the highest level it’s probably about ‘The Context of Learning’ and ‘The Practice of Learning’. The illustration below is my ‘behind the scenes thinking’ – i realise that this may not display perfectly for you, for which i apologise, but sharing as part of #WorkingOutLoud. It’s backstage really, not front-stage, but will give an idea.

Some of the pieces i a drawing upon here:

This piece, ‘Learning – Sketch’ introduces a simple overview framework of ‘learning’ https://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2021/05/13/learning-sketch/

Similarly this one provides a simple metaphor, which i have used widely since: https://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/learning-boundaries/

Another key theoretical piece here is a sketch of ‘The Learning Organisation’, with ‘sense making’ at the centre – this piece will inform the methodological work next year as it includes key elements in an Action Research type loop – sense making – planning – acting – reflection etc: https://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/the-learning-organisation/

The three parts of the Learning Glossary here provide a decent overview of topics i’m actively interested in (ok… i know this if from 2020…):

This most recent work concerns ‘Broad Shifts in Organisational Learning’, and probably presents the most coherent thinking so far (although that’s a rather relative judgement!)

This work is very fragmentary still – i’ve previously described it as ‘learning graffiti’ – an attempt to deface or fracture my own understanding – hopefully as part of a process to find a new one.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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