Title: Experiences from Employees with Team Learning: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Evidence
Authors: Hannes, Karin ×
Raes, Elisabeth
Vangenechten, Katrien
Heyvaert, Mieke
Dochy, Filip #
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Series Title: Educational Research Review vol:10 pages:116-132
Abstract: This qualitative evidence synthesis aimed to integrate findings on the experiences of employees with team learning in the context of their work or vocational learning setting. The meta-aggregative approach to qualitative evidence synthesis was used to summarize the findings from original research papers in which the experiential level of employees was investigated. The findings suggest that employees learn for different reasons and in different ways. Three major lines of actions for practice and policy were developed from the synthesis. A first advice is to stimulate communication, boundary crossing and knowledge sharing and establish an enabling learning environment that triggers positive factors for team learning. Secondly, it is important to analyse the authority structures that influence the relationships within a team, minimise the power inequalities that flow from hierarchical differences, and support and enable team leaders to influence the power differences inside their team. Finally, it is recommended to try to recognise the authenticity, the commitment and devotion of employees toward team learning, to stimulate but not to intervene in the natural process of team learning, and to consider the place of reflection and action in this process.
ISSN: 1747-938X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Methodology of Educational Sciences
Professional Learning & Development, Corporate Training and Lifelong Learning
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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