Forthcoming contributions to the Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC) conference 2022

The next Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC) conference takes place in in Trollhättan, Sweden from September 7th-9th 2022. Several members of the Centre for Social Informatics have contributed to research outputs that will be presented at the conference.

Amongst the accepted papers is a contribution generated from one of our six on-going doctoral studies funded by ESRC/Skills Development Scotland (SDS). PhD student Katherine Stephen has co-authored the paper with members of her supervision team: Professor Hazel Hall, Dr David Brazier and Dr Colin Smith. In Collaborative learning of metaskills through peer conversation: an intervention study, Katherine will discuss the use of an intervention to increase collaborative learning in the workplace related to ‘metaskills’ – the application of metacognitive abilities that assist a person in accruing, maintaining and developing their technical skills. Three categories of metaskills are covered (self-management, social intelligence, and innovation), as are the three major components applicable to all categories (self-reflection, calibration of comprehension, and cognitive adaptability). Katherine will present an assessment of the extent to which the components may be developed in individuals through the use of peer conversation in workplaces. The full abstract for the paper is available from the Edinburgh Napier repository.

Three other members of the Centre for Social Informatics will be presenting their work at OKLC 2022. John Marshall – another of our ESRC/SDS sponsored PhD students – has successfully secured a place as a participant at the Doctoral students day on the basis of the submission of an extended abstract to the programme committee. Dr Ella Taylor-Smith and Dr Khristin Fabian‘s accepted paper is on workplace learning, drawing on research that they have completed as members of Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Higher Education Research (their primary research group).

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