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Managing creative synergy in a Learning Organisation with People with Profound and Complex Learning difficulties and/or Disabilities: A continuous quest for integrated development and holistic maturity.

Allen, Caroline (2009)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

This action research study considers the challenges of organisational culture, leadership and management, staff development and collaboration in achieving quality of provision in educational and other services for people with profound and complex learning difficulties/disabilities. A holistic paradigm is formed from the study, in which the organisation is considered as an entity of which each learner and staff member is an element of the whole. Development of emotional intelligence competencies in addition to specialist skills and knowledge is explored, in relation to improving the responsiveness of staff to individual learner needs. The study casts a spotlight on the benefits of continuous creative dialogue within and between organisations that centres on the quality of experience of each person with profound and complex learning difficulties/disabilities as a potential partner in the development of the organisation.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Department:Education
Subjects:LB Theory and practice of education
LC Special aspects of education
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:422
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