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Microcultures and informal learning : a heuristic guiding analysis of conditions for informal learning in local higher education workplaces

Roxå, Torgny LU and Mårtensson, Katarina LU (2015) In International Journal for Academic Development 20(2). p.193-205
Abstract
This article contributes to knowledge about learning in workgroups, so called microcultures in higher education. It argues that socially constructed and institutionalised traditions, recurrent practices, and tacit assumptions in the various microcultures influence academic teachers towards certain behaviour. In line with this perspective, we present a heuristic with the potential to differentiate various types of microcultures: the commons, the market, the club, and the square. The heuristic is based on a socio-cultural perspective and research on collective action. Its purpose is to assist academic developers to fine-tune their approaches while engaging with colleagues, but also to aid further inquiry into how institutionalised norms and... (More)
This article contributes to knowledge about learning in workgroups, so called microcultures in higher education. It argues that socially constructed and institutionalised traditions, recurrent practices, and tacit assumptions in the various microcultures influence academic teachers towards certain behaviour. In line with this perspective, we present a heuristic with the potential to differentiate various types of microcultures: the commons, the market, the club, and the square. The heuristic is based on a socio-cultural perspective and research on collective action. Its purpose is to assist academic developers to fine-tune their approaches while engaging with colleagues, but also to aid further inquiry into how institutionalised norms and traditions influence academic teaching and student learning. (Less)
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academic development, informal Learning, microcultures, workplace learning
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Higher Education
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International Journal for Academic Development
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2
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193 - 205
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10.1080/1360144X.2015.1029929
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  abstract     = {This article contributes to knowledge about learning in workgroups, so called microcultures in higher education. It argues that socially constructed and institutionalised traditions, recurrent practices, and tacit assumptions in the various microcultures influence academic teachers towards certain behaviour. In line with this perspective, we present a heuristic with the potential to differentiate various types of microcultures: the commons, the market, the club, and the square. The heuristic is based on a socio-cultural perspective and research on collective action. Its purpose is to assist academic developers to fine-tune their approaches while engaging with colleagues, but also to aid further inquiry into how institutionalised norms and traditions influence academic teaching and student learning.},
  author       = {Roxå, Torgny and Mårtensson, Katarina},
  issn         = {1470-1324},
  keyword      = {academic development,informal Learning,microcultures,workplace learning},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {193--205},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal for Academic Development},
  title        = {Microcultures and informal learning : a heuristic guiding analysis of conditions for informal learning in local higher education workplaces},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2015.1029929},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2015},
}