Practice-based approaches to learning and innovating

Katri Kallio, Tiziana Russo-Spena, Inka Lappalainen, Cristina Mele

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    This chapter examines how practice-based learning perspectives allow to approach the broad, service-based view of innovation and its processes as a collaborative learning process of creating something new in a better way. We focus on studying three practice-based learning approaches through their key concepts. More specifically, we are interested in how these theories interpret the creation of new social structures, learning processes, practices and tools in the cultural-historic context for the creation of new knowledge and activity. The study brings new conceptual insights to the topical phenomena about various learning mechanisms in order to contribute especially to the processes of innovation and enhance as well as facilitate innovation activities within and between organisations in a purposeful manner. Thus, as our conclusion, we state that, by increasing the in-depth understanding of different mechanisms of learning in action and between actors, we can create better conditions for innovation to take place.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInnovating in Practice
    Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives and Experiences
    EditorsTiziana Russo-Spena, Cristina Mele, Maaria Nuutinen
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-43380-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-43378-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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