Knowledge ecosystems of early career academics : a grounded theory of experiencing information use for learning in developmental networks

Miller, Faye Q. (2014) Knowledge ecosystems of early career academics : a grounded theory of experiencing information use for learning in developmental networks. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This study explored early career academics' experiences in using information to learn while building their networks for professional development. A 'knowledge ecosystem' model was developed consisting of informal learning interactions such as relating to information to create knowledge and engaging in mutually supportive relationships. Findings from this study present an alternative interpretation of information use for learning that is focused on processes manifesting as human interactions with informing entities revolving around the contexts of reciprocal human relationships.

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ID Code: 71395
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Partridge, Helen & Bruce, Christine
Keywords: Informed Learning, Early Career Academics, Developmental Networks, Informal Learning, Knowledge Ecosystem, Higher Education, Research Development, Experience Design
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 29 May 2014 02:45
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 05:50

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