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Organizational Learning in Innovation Schools

  • Nancy Law
  • Allan Yuen
  • Robert Fox
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Abstract

In Chap. 6, our aim was to gain some idea of the kinds of school-level characteristics that are most conducive to the implementation and integration of ICT-related pedagogical innovations. We found statistically significant associations between some of these characteristics and dimensions of innovativeness, indicating that contextual (ecological) factors influence the outcomes of innovation processes. However, pedagogical innovations also bring changes to the school ecology, and so can be viewed as processes that stimulate learning across the school as an organization. In this chapter, we look at how the innovation schools were nurturing innovative practices and thereby fostering (sustaining) themselves as learning organizations – as places where everybody in the organization learns and contributes to that learning. More particularly, we looked at whether and how the innovations differed in terms of the nature and focus of the organizational learning involved, as well as the mechanisms through which the organizational learning was being propagated.

Keywords

Professional Development Organizational Learning Innovative Practice Pedagogical Innovation Learning Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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