Title: On the praxeological dimension of organisational knowledge conversion: the example of a 'professionalisation year' for trainee teachers in French agricultural education

Authors: Cécile Gardies; Jean-François Marcel

Addresses: University of Toulouse, UMR EFTS, ENFA, 2, Route de Narbonne, 31326 Castanet, France ' University of Toulouse, UMR EFTS, ENFA, 2, Route de Narbonne, 31326 Castanet, France

Abstract: Based on a case study involving changes in teacher education in France, this article proposes to examine knowledge conversion that is altered by new social practices, leading to socio-epistemic breaks. Hence, other knowledge conversion dynamics become established, enabling a questioning of the initial theoretical models. The text points out the emergence of a third axis in the model under study and permits consideration of the conversion process by integrating a knowledge (epistemological axis) that is embodied and mobilised (onto-praxeological plane), an action (praxeological axis) that is embodied and elucidated (onto-epistemological plane), and a knower (ontological axis) that knows and acts (epistemo-praxeological axis).

Keywords: knowledge organisations; action research; praxeological axis; knowledge conversion process; knowledge conversion dynamics; epistemo-praxeological axis; ontological axis; onto-praxeological plane; information management; teacher education; social practices; organisational knowledge; professionalisation year; trainee teachers; teacher training; France; agricultural education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2013.054797

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2013 Vol.12 No.3/4, pp.226 - 251

Received: 05 May 2011
Accepted: 17 Oct 2011

Published online: 11 Jun 2013 *

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