Connecting Adult Learning and Knowledge Management

Strategies for Learning and Change in Higher Education and Organizations

  • Monica Fedeli
  • Laura L. Bierema

Part of the Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning book series (IAKM, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Adult Teaching and Learning Methods and Theories

  3. Knowledge Management in Education

  4. Case Studies and Best Practices That Consider Classroom Learning, Higher Education Change, and Organization Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Monika Staab, Regina Egetenmeyer
      Pages 215-226
    3. Marcella Cannarozzo, Pierluigi Gallo, Alida Lo Coco, Bartolomeo Megna, Pasquale Musso, Onofrio Scialdone
      Pages 237-248

About this book


This multidisciplinary book represents an initial attempt to connect adult learning and knowledge management in theory and practice. It provides educators, learners and organizational development professionals with new strategies and resources for developing active and effective pedagogies, which in turn prepare learners and practitioners to manage knowledge in organizations and higher education. To do so, it gathers contributions and case studies from a diverse, global team of authors and provides a theoretical and practical outline of new strategies and methods for facilitating adult teaching and learning. It also provides a fresh reading of active learning methods, by adopting a knowledge management viewpoint that is broadly applicable, whether helping students master content in university courses, or helping organizations learn and change.

The book is divided into three main sections: a) methods and theories for adult teaching and learning; b) knowledge management in education; and c) case studies and best practices that consider classroom learning, higher education change, and organization development.


Adult education in knowledge based society Education and organizational development Learning in organizations Continuous learning and human resources Case studies in knowledge management Scholarship of teaching and learning Relationship between knowledge management and education Active learning theories

Editors and affiliations

  • Monica Fedeli
    • 1
  • Laura L. Bierema
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PaduaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29871-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29872-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-8663
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-8671
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