Field of work Organizational Psychology


A new model for New Learning

“New Work requires New Learning” – this claim appears repeatedly in academia and practice. But what exactly is New Learning? Until now, there has been no conceptual framework for the prerequisites and processes associated with New Learning. Together with Prof. Dr. Timo Kortsch, Dr. Hilko Paulsen and Prof. Dr. Anja Schmitz, Dr. Julian Decius developed a psychologically based model following ten assumptions about New Learning. The concept paper was published in the Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) and is freely available here.

New Learning Model

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Learning processes over time

This topic focuses on how (informal) learning behavior in organizations changes over days, weeks, and months. Moreover, we analyze the dynamics of work-related learning and how learning trajectories differ between employees.

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Designing work contexts

The goal of this thematic focus is to examine conducive conditions for work-related learning, employability, and organizational development, both by managers (e.g., shaping learning culture) and by employees (e.g., job crafting).

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New Work requires New Learning

This topic is dedicated to the question of how employees in dynamic work environments can be empowered to learn "what they really, really want" in a self-directed way. The "Learning Opportunities Perception Potential", which helps employees to grasp learning opportunities, is considered crucial here.