The learning organisation and health care education

Rashid K. Al-Abri, Intisar S. Al-Hashmi

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Abstract

The ‘Learning Organisation’ is a concept first described by Peter Senge as an organisation where people continuously learn and enhance their capabilities to create. It consists of five main disciplines: team learning, shared vision, mental models, personal mastery and systems thinking. These disciplines are dynamic and interact with each other. System thinking is the cornerstone of a true learning organisation and is described as the discipline used to implement the disciplines. In a learning organisation, health care education aims to educate its members with up to date knowledge to produce competent and safe personnel, who can promote quality in health care services. In addition, there are some educational concepts and theoretical models, which are of relevance to the learning organisation, and can provide a framework for managerial decisions. The stages required to achieve the principles of a learning organisation will be described in detail. Moreover, in a proper culture which supports the learning organisation, members continuously learn to improve the environment and never remain passive recipients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-214
Number of pages8
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007

Keywords

  • Healthcare education
  • Leadership
  • Learning organisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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