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International Journal of Learning and Change


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International Journal of Learning and Change (5 papers in press)


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  • Contributions of the Activity Theory to analyse disturbances in organisations: The case of solid waste management within a university hospital   Order a copy of this article
    by Carine Senger, Carine Maria Senger, Marco Antonio Pereira Querol 
    Abstract: Dilemmas, conflicts, disturbances, and contradictions are constantly manifested in organisational environments, which stimulate changes and learning. In order to comprehend the historical and systemic origins of these events, it is necessary to research theoretical and methodological frameworks aiming at avoiding the misunderstanding of them as individual, shortsighted and superficial. This studys objective is to identify and analyse disturbances and contradictory manifestations in organisational management. The development of this method is based on the Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, which was empirically applied in the activity of solid waste management of a university hospital. It was possible to analyse the existent disturbances between the ideal disposals of hospital residues and how the community has been discarding them. Therefore, it is necessary to understand that the analysis of the disturbances needs to precede the identification of the main hypothesis that causes the contradictions through the recuperation of the main historical changes occurred.
    Keywords: Cultural-Historical Activity theory. Organizational Learning. Organisational Change.  Dilemmas. Disturbances. Contradictions. Solid waste management. University Hospital.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10013041
  • Challenges for automatic identification systems in the supply chain   Order a copy of this article
    by Roman Hruska, Libor Švadlenka, Petra Jurankova 
    Abstract: This article deals with challenges for automatic identification systems in the supply chain. In this article there are described the most often used automatic identification systems that contribute to more effective information flow between individual elements of the supply chain. This article describes a potential way of integration of technologies automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) across the supply chain. The methodology for the selection of a suitable technological solution is described in a significant part of this article. As a suitable technological solution is understood the selection of proper AIDC technology, their combination respectively, based on pre-defined criteria.
    Keywords: supply chain; RFID; radio frequency identification; AIDC; automatic identification and data capture; bar code; technology.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2019.10014200
  • Replicating a Learning Organisation Model in Spanish Schools   Order a copy of this article
    by Alfonso J. Gil, Javier Carrillo, Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero 
    Abstract: This paper aims to identify a learning organisation (LO) model suitable for educational contexts and to test it in Spanish schools. Garvins basic dimensions LO model was selected and adapted to the Spanish language and context through a questionnaire to be applied to a randomised sample of 17 educational centres from primary through high school. Two hypotheses were drawn vis-
    Keywords: learning organisation; schools; leadership; Spain.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10014921
  • The use of technological cycles in the management of an educational institution by integrating marketing technologies   Order a copy of this article
    by Igor Yu Anikin 
    Abstract: The paper discusses the integration of elements of management technology in the management structure of higher education institutions. As a research area, we chose marketing type technologies that determine the possibility of developing and introducing innovations in the process of forming quality educational services. Management in the sphere of education is considered not only as a process activity aimed at increasing the marketing recognition of an educational institution, but also as a consequence of the need for adaptation on the part of the market for the external environment, which determines novelty of the work. Marketing communications, designs and principles of building the administrative structure of an educational institution with the use of a correlation model were considered in this paper.
    Keywords: pedagogical reception; marketing technologies in the university; educational institution; management process; educational service; educational needs.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015162
  • Integrating disciplinary plans to manage learner behaviour in the pre-instructional phase of a lesson in South African schools   Order a copy of this article
    by Andre Bechuke, Akpovire Oduaran 
    Abstract: Teachers frustration to manage learners' misconducts is common practice in schools today. The concern is the fear that this unsolicited practice is on the rise and needs intervention before schools become warzones. This paper analysed how teachers in South Africa's schools integrate disciplinary plans to manage challenging learner behaviours in the planning of lessons. Based on a qualitative paradigm, data was collected from 50 teachers through individual in-depth interviews and analysis of 50 lesson plans from five schools. Data collected was analysed through open coding. The findings revealed that teachers in schools apply some strategies to manage learner behaviour at the planning stage of their lessons. They pay attention to making lessons interesting and constantly hold learners' attention throughout the lesson. However, the commonly used lesson plan model in schools is misguiding when planning needs to consider disciplinary measures. It is recommended that teachers should effectively integrate a learner behaviour management plan through selected interventions in the planning of their lessons.
    Keywords: Challenging learner behaviour; Disciplinary plan; Lesson plan; Integrate; managing learner behaviour; Pre-instructional phase.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2018.10015163