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The Change Laboratory : A Tool for Collaborative Development of Work and Education.

Author/Creator:
Virkkunen, Jaakko.
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Rotterdam : BRILL, 2013.
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Subjects:
Organizational learning.
Group work in education.
Teams in the workplace.
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Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
The Change Laboratory: A Tool for Collaborative Development of Workand Education
CONTENTS
List of Figures and Tables
List of Boxes
Foreword: Formative interventions for expansive learning
Authors' preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. MEETING THE NEW CHALLENGES OF LEARNING AT WORK
Historical Change in Challenges and Forms of Work-related Learning
The Need for a New Method of Intervention in Work Activities
The Concept of Intervention
The Difference between a Change Intervention and a Formative Change Laboratory Intervention
Outcomes of Formative Change Laboratory Interventions
2. THE CHANGE LABORATORY-AN INSTRUMENT FOR AGENCY BUILDING AND EXPANSIVE LEARNING
Description of the Change Laboratory Method
The Setting and the Tools of the Change Laboratory
The Change Laboratory Process
Socio-cognitive Processes Called for in the Change Laboratory
The Historical Background of the Change Laboratory Method
The Developmental Work Research Methodology
The Change Laboratory as a Method for Carrying out Developmental Work Research
3. THE THEORETICAL BASIS OF THE CHANGE LABORATORY METHOD
Activity System as the Object of Intervention
Dialectical View of Development
Human Activity as a Cultural System
An Activity System in the Societal Division of Labor
The Hierarchical Structure of Human Activity
Cultural Mediators of Action as Generalizations
The Interplay between the Situational and the Cultural in Human Action
Levels and Types of Mediating Cultural Artifacts
Concepts as Mediators of Thinking and Acting
Human Development as Re-mediation
Concrete, Creative Thinking
Re-mediation as a Process of Turning an Artifact into an Instrument- The Process of Double Stimulation
Re-mediation in Collective Activities: Expansive Learning and Concept Formation.
The Dynamics of Expansive Development of an Activity System
Historical Types of Work
4. PREPARING A CHANGE LABORATORY INTERVENTION
The Three Levels of Planning a Change Laboratory Intervention
Negotiating the Mandate for the Change Laboratory Intervention and Anchoring It to the Organizational Context
Preparing the Change Laboratory process
Involving the Participants in the Change Laboratory Process
Collecting Data for the Change Laboratory Process
Outlining the sequence of Change Laboratory sessions
5. PREPARING AND CARRYING OUT CHANGE LABORATORY SESSIONS
The Three Aspects of Session Planning
Participants' Tasks in Change Laboratory Sessions
The Structure of Tasks in Change Laboratory Sessions
Planning Tasks to Stimulate the Participants to Take Expansive Learning Actions of Questioning
Planning Tasks to Stimulate the Participants to Analyze Their Activity System
Planning Tasks to Stimulate the Participants to Model the New Object and Form of the Activity
Planning Tasks to Stimulate the Participants to Examine and Test the New Model
Planning Tasks to Stimulate the Participants to Implement the New Model Experimentally
Planning Tasks to Stimulate the Participants to Reflect on the Learning Process
Planning Tasks to Stimulate the Participants to Consolidate and Generalize the New Practice
Leading the Discursive Learning and Development Process in the Change Laboratory Sessions
The Researcher-Interventionist's Varying Roles in Conducting the Work in the Change Laboratory Sessions
Fostering the Dynamics of the Expansive Learning Process
The Dialectic of Collective Thinking in the Change Laboratory
Introduction of the Case Examples
6. A CHANGE LABORATORY IN A SCHOOL IN BOTSWANA
ICT Revolution-A Challenge of School Development.
Digital Information and Communication Technology-A Media Revolution
The Application of ICTs in Schools
The Change Laboratory in Molefi Senior Secondary School
Preparing the Change Laboratory Process
Carrying Out the Analysis and Design Phase of the Change Laboratory
First Session
Second Session
Third Session
Fourth Session
Fifth Session
Sixth Session
Seventh Session
Participants' Comments on the Analysis and Design Process
Experimenting with the New Solutions
Evaluation of the Change Laboratory Process
7. A CHANGE LABORATORY IN THE CENTRAL SURGICAL UNIT OF OULU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
The Activity of the Central Surgical Unit
The Change Laboratory Intervention
Data Collection before the Intervention
The Plan of the Intervention
First Session
A Video Meeting between the Researchers and the Management
Second Session
Third Session
Planning Group
Fourth Session
Personnel Meeting
Fifth Session
Follow-up of the Experimental Implementation of the New Model
Long-term Consequences of the New Model
Methodologically Interesting Features in the Central Surgical Unit's Change Laboratory Process
The Difference between the Concepts of 'Organizational Task' and 'Object of Activity
Changes in the Double-Stimulation Structure in the Change Laboratory Process
Overcoming the Management-Practitioner Divide in Transforming the Activity
Specific Features of the Implementation of the Intervention
Sustained, Multifaceted Collaboration between Researchers, the Management, and the Practitioners of the Central Surgical Unit
Writing a Document of the New Management and Organization Model
Sustained Follow up and Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration
8. A BOUNDARY CROSSSING CHANGE LABORATORY IN AN AUTOMATION SYSTEMS FIRM
The Organization and the Activity.
Pulp Production and the Two Levels of Its Automation
The Different Logics of the Provision of Basic Automation Systems and Optimization Automation
The Purpose and Plan of the Intervention
Specific Features of a Boundary-Crossing Change Laboratory
Preparatory data collection
Participants and Session Plan of the Boundary Crossing Change Laboratory
Carrying Out the Intervention
Analysis of the Causes of Problems in the Activities
The Results of the Historical Analysis
Development of the New Model
The Implementation of the New Model and the Results of the Change Laboratory
9. COMPARISON OF THE THREE CASE EXAMPLES
Differences in the Practical Realization of the Three Change Laboratory Interventions
An Activity Theoretical Perspective on the Differences in the Three Change Laboratory Interventions
The Relation of the Observations Made in the Three Interventions to Related Theoretical Discussions
10. THE FUTURE OF THE CHANGE LABORATORY METHOD
The Change Laboratory as a New Phase in the Development of Developmental Work Research Methodology
The Cycle of the Creation of the Developmental Work Research Methodology
The Cycle of Change Laboratory-Based Developmental Work Research Activity
Studies of Aspects of Expansive Learning in Change Laboratories
Concept Formation
Dimensions and Forms of Expansion in Expansive Learning in Change Laboratories
Manifestations of Inner Contradictions in Change Laboratory Participants' Activity System in Their Discussions in the Change Laboratory
Change in the Participants' Way of Thinking
Cycles of Expansive Learning Actions in the Change Laboratory
The Development of Practitioners' Transformative Agency in the Change Laboratory
The Zone of Proximal Development of the Change Laboratory-based Developmental Work Research Activity.
Appendix 1: Session Planning Sheet
Appendix 2: Disturbance Diary
Appendix 3: Cultures of Dealing with Disturbances and Problems in Organizations
Appendix 4: Methods for Collecting Historical Mirror Data
Appendix 5: Change Matrix
References
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Shelley Newnham, Denise.
Other format:
Print version: Virkkunen, Jaakko The Change Laboratory
ISBN:
9789462093263
9789462093249
OCLC:
867840302