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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Rod Sarah


Organisations as open learning systems in turbulent environments; introduction to learning at the individual, group, organisational (inter-organisational and community levels); the concepts of organisational learning and learning theories, models, techniques and practices of the learning organisation; leadership, culture and organisational learning; case studies and action learning.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of organisations as knowledge based learning systems, including having an understanding of various contemporary learning and knowledge management issues, influences, models and theories
  • combine systems thinking and other approaches to describe, analyse and compare various models of organisational learning and knowledge management (OL&KM) and the way learning, knowledge and systems approaches inter relate
  • design a practically useful, theory based, model of an ideal organisational learning and knowledge management (OL&KM) system
  • examine and evaluate an existing organisation's OL&KM activities from the perspective of the model developed and their impact on organisational strategy and success.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Jeff McLean

Contact hours

3 hours per week