Roxanne asks about "behaviors and competencies needed to develop to
support a LO".
In the past, others on this list have sounded similar themes, and usually
the emphasis is on what could be called the "positive innovations", in the
sense that these are things that would be new and would increase the
likelihood of developing the LO.
In my own studies, I have found it valuable to spend a lot more time on
what should be avoided than on what should be done. Both are important,
and taken collectively, they provide a lot more punch than if only one
category is considered.
In my 1994 book, A SCIENCE OF GENERIC DESIGN, Iowa State University Press,
pages 143-144, I tabulate 29 "detractors" which inhibit learning
processes, especially those involving groups trying to work together. I
show how these detractors are connected to authority in the organization,
and to the work environment. Also I connect them up to science to show
how scientific concepts, mostly from behavioral sciences, can work to
defang these detractors.
With so many of them identified, one could imagine that if they are not
dealt with systematically, only a few might by happenstance be diminished
in impact; while if they are dealt with systematically, virtually all of
them can be defused.
In the same book on page 142, I list "potential enhancements". I could
only discover 9 of these. These relate mostly to computer assistance,
knowledge structuring, information displays, and organized dialog.
This book is available from the Iowa State University Press in Ames. I
will try to respond on this list to questions about the foregoing.
-- JOHN WARFIELD Johnwfield@aol.com