THE SEMIOTIC LEARNING FRAMEWORK - How to facilitate Organisational Learning

Angela Nobre

Abstract

The complexity of current organisational contexts implies the need for innovative learning theories and practices at organisational level. Organisational learning represents a critical aspect of each organisation’s capacity to innovate, and to nurture and maintain its inner dynamism. The Semiotic Learning Framework is presented as an approach to organisational learning and as a working methodology to be applied within organisational contexts. It derives its rationale from social semiotics and from social philosophy and it focuses on critical organisational issues, such as collaborative work and learning, reflexive practices and knowledge creation and sharing. This framework is to be applied as an organisational learning initiative at organisational level, as the content of a post-graduate programme, and as a working methodology for interdisciplinary team works.

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Nobre A. (2005). THE SEMIOTIC LEARNING FRAMEWORK - How to facilitate Organisational Learning . In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pages 459-467. DOI: 10.5220/0002524804590467


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@conference{iceis05,
author={Angela Nobre},
title={THE SEMIOTIC LEARNING FRAMEWORK - How to facilitate Organisational Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2005},
pages={459-467},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002524804590467},
isbn={972-8865-19-8},
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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - THE SEMIOTIC LEARNING FRAMEWORK - How to facilitate Organisational Learning
SN - 972-8865-19-8
AU - Nobre A.
PY - 2005
SP - 459
EP - 467
DO - 10.5220/0002524804590467