Identity and Power in Organizational Learning

Hanne Dauer Keller, Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen

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    This paper presents the conceptual framework for analysing learning in a change project on a teacher training college. We address this project through social learning theory with a special emphasis on Wenger’s concepts the negotiation of meaning and identity. These concepts are further developed by drawing on discourse theoretical insight – especially an organization theoretical application of Foucault’s conception of power. Thus, we want to discuss the impact of identity and power on the learning within the change project. We regard organizational learning as processes that take place on various loosely coupled arenas. On this basis, we try to identify the tensions of identity and power that are involved in the negotiating meaning.
    Translated title of the contributionIdentitet og magt i organisatorisk læring
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Passion for Learning and Knowing : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge
    EditorsS. Gherardi, D. Nicolini
    Number of pages9
    PublisherUniversity of Trento
    Publication date2005
    ISBN (Print)88-8843-100-X
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventInternational Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge: The Passion for Learning and Knowing - Trento, Italy
    Duration: 9 Jun 200511 Jun 2005
    Conference number: 6


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge: The Passion for Learning and Knowing


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