Organisational learning is arguably one of the critical processes that affect the success or failure of an organisation, for instance, in attaining competitive advantage. The efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning significantly influence the performance outcomes of the organisation.
As such, exceptional attention needs to be accorded to examining and improving organisational learning. It can be done through mechanisms and techniques associated with knowledge management. Learning and knowledge are intertwined, with the former being a necessary condition for the creation of the latter. Hence, there is an established link between these two concepts.
The unit explores the connection between learning and knowledge and developing a critical understanding of the concepts of knowledge management. It also explores organisational learning and associated with designing and implementing knowledge management strategies that support organisational learning.
Also, the unit explores the implications for professional practices while requiring the learners to reflect critically on theory and practice from a professional and ethical viewpoint. It provides opportunities for applied learning as well as continuous professional development.
Those who are suited for this unit:
On completion of this unit, learners should be able to:
The assessment of this module is done in two different ways. First, at least 50% of the learning outcomes are assessed through summative assessment. The other 50% of the learning outcome is assessed through teaching, learning and formative assessment activities. These activities include the following;
Additionally, a competency-based assessment may be used in various approved centres for this method. However, the assessors for this assessment method must be occupationally competent.
These centres are free to choose their assessment activities from the CIPD Assessment Bank or formulate their own. In case the centres create their own assessment activities, the activities must be approved by CIPD before use.