The goal of this case study-based research is to explore the impacts of complexity science and action research on the metacognitive processes and choices involved in the development of leadership training resources. This dissertation examines a specific instance of a participatory action research project undertaken by the National Weather Service (NWS) Training Center. This study investigates this phenomenon through multiple sources of data (analysis of course materials, semi structured interviews, memos, and content change analysis) throughout two complete cycles of the action research process. Implications of the findings for the fields of organizational transformation, leadership development, instructional design, action research, and government studies are examined.
|Commitee:||Crowe, Byron Dan, Poole, James|
|School:||California Institute of Integral Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Adult education, Sociology, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||Blended learning, Change management, Curriculum development, Design sciences, Educational technology, Leadership science|
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