A learning partnership with a university : some considerations for industry

Delahaye, Brian L. & Choy, Sarojni C. (2008) A learning partnership with a university : some considerations for industry. In 22nd ANZAM Conference 2008 : Managing in the Pacific Century, 2 – 5 December 2008, Auckland, New Zealand.

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This paper examines a case study of a learning partnership between a non-government organisation and a university. The literature suggests that a learning partnership with a university presents some unique challenges and recommends that such a partnership is most useful for the transfer of tacit knowledge using thick or rich communication channels. Based on the analysis of data from the case study, the paper suggests seven principles that industry should use when forming a learning partnership with a university - build a long-term relationship, time and patience, scouting and negotiation, gaining familiarisation, flexibility and respect, the importance of the strategic plan and planning the learning environment.

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ID Code: 17184
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: adult learning, active learning, learning organisation, leadership development
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2009 05:15
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:18

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