The interface of innovation and activity theory
by Ariane Latoski; Yara Lucia Mazziotti Bulgacov; Sieglinde Kindl Da Cunha
International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), Vol. 21, No. 1, 2017

Abstract: The phenomenon of learning and innovation can be explained through activity theory (AT) and socio-technical theory (STT), with the Association International des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (AIESEC) in Curitiba as the empirical field. This association offers a leadership training course to young university students. The methodology used was labour development research (LDR), which studies expansive and remediative learning. The results showed that AT enabled an explanation of the rise and construction of a historical perspective of the object. STT demonstrated the diffusion of innovation in local projects, from the formulation of expectations to summarisation.

Online publication date: Tue, 06-Dec-2016

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