Title: Teaching KM to secondary education teachers through an action research model

Authors: Victoria Konidari, Yvan Abernot

Addresses: Department of Psychology, Sciences of Education, Department of Sciences of Education, University of Provence, Centre de Lambesc, 1, avenue de Verdun 13410, Lambesc, France. ' Department of Psychology, Sciences of Education, Department of Sciences of Education, University of Provence, Centre de Lambesc, 1, avenue de Verdun 13410, Lambesc, France

Abstract: This paper presents a model of teaching KM to teachers of public secondary education. The model proposed is anthropocentric, grounded mainly on the socioconstructivistic approach. It is based on three basic building blocks: action-research, praxeology, and accompanying mentoring. This paper presented the application of the model in 12 public secondary education schools in Greece and resulted in an improvement in the function of teachers| teams and also in improvement in both the psychological climate of students| classes and in school climate. Finally, it reveals time and identity as fundamental issues for the success of teaching KM in education.

Keywords: action research; praxeology; accompanying mentoring; secondary education teachers; knowledge management; Greece; teaching KM; teacher teams.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2008.019180

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.234 - 252

Published online: 01 Jul 2008 *

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