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Adm. Sci. 2013, 3(2), 9-31; doi:10.3390/admsci3020009

Learning to Learn: towards a Relational and Transformational Model of Learning for Improved Integrated Care Delivery

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School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J1P3, Canada
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Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5T3M6, Canada
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School of Education, University of Manchester, Manchester, England M139PL, UK
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Business School, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, England L394QP, UK
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Received: 22 April 2013 / Revised: 3 June 2013 / Accepted: 17 June 2013 / Published: 21 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organizational Learning: Developments in Theory and in Practice)
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Health and social care systems are implementing fundamental changes to organizational structures and work practices in an effort to achieve integrated care. While some integration initiatives have produced positive outcomes, many have not. We reframe the concept of integration as a learning process fueled by knowledge exchange across diverse professional and organizational communities. We thus focus on the cognitive and social dynamics of learning in complex adaptive systems, and on learning behaviours and conditions that foster collective learning and improved collaboration. We suggest that the capacity to learn how to learn shapes the extent to which diverse professional groups effectively exchange knowledge and self-organize for integrated care delivery. View Full-Text
Keywords: integrated care; health services integration; complex adaptive systems; learning to learn; self-organization integrated care; health services integration; complex adaptive systems; learning to learn; self-organization
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Tsasis, P.; Evans, J.M.; Rush, L.; Diamond, J. Learning to Learn: towards a Relational and Transformational Model of Learning for Improved Integrated Care Delivery. Adm. Sci. 2013, 3, 9-31.

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