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Lynne Zwink

– This paper presents the viewpoint of a parent of two children with Fragile X syndrome.

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This paper presents the viewpoint of a parent of two children with Fragile X syndrome.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents the author's views of her and her family's experience of Fragile X syndrome.

Findings

The paper provides the author's perspective on the impact that the condition has had on family life.

Originality/value

The paper provides a unique insight into the day-to-day experiences of a parent of two children with Fragile X syndrome.

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Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2044-1282

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Andrew J. Sense and Richard J. Badham

The purpose of this paper is to briefly summarise a successfully completed doctoral thesis which longitudinally and intimately explored the social dynamics of learning…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to briefly summarise a successfully completed doctoral thesis which longitudinally and intimately explored the social dynamics of learning activity within a project team.

Design/methodology/approach

This research was pursued through participative action research applied to a case study project team.

Findings

The key findings of this study included the identification and analysis of five sociological elements which moderate the situated learning behaviour of participants while they are on‐the‐job. Combined, these elements form a model of project situated learning behaviour.

Practical implications

The findings generated focus attention on the complex social and practical issues involved in learning within projects and provide a framework that aids practitioners' systematic reflection and action on their learning activities.

Originality/value

This study provides deep and original insights into the learning phenomenon within the practice of project management. There has already been numerous journal publications generated from it, and in late 2007, the author of this thesis published a book largely based on this doctoral work entitled Cultivating Learning within Projects, by Andrew Sense, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 0230006914 ISBN‐13: 9780230006911. This book can be sourced directly from Palgrave Macmillan at: www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID = 276502

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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8378

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Andrew Oldenquist

“Community” and autonomy are both considered to be positive values; the problem is that they conflict. A communitarian theory of alienation and dealienation seeks to make…

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“Community” and autonomy are both considered to be positive values; the problem is that they conflict. A communitarian theory of alienation and dealienation seeks to make societal adjustments that are suggested by a particular theory of human nature, namely one according to which humans are innately social and require social identities in order to flourish. The remedies are likely to be socially (although not necessarily politically) conservative, with some analogies to the social conservatism of traditional (tribal) societies. On this theory the causes of alienation are what causes a lack of any sense of what one is, or a sense of social exclusion, or the absence of a sense of possession toward one's community or work place.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 11 no. 6/7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Valerie Stewart

They waited until lunch was being served before they told him. Like that, they thought he would not make so much of a fuss. It left a mark that may well be permanent, for…

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They waited until lunch was being served before they told him. Like that, they thought he would not make so much of a fuss. It left a mark that may well be permanent, for the run from King's Cross to Harrogate is one he does fairly often, and now he finds piercing memories coming back as the familiar landscape rushes past the carriage window.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Customer Development of Effective Performance Indicators in Local and State Level Public Administration
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-148-6

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Customer Development of Effective Performance Indicators in Local and State Level Public Administration
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ISBN: 978-1-83982-148-6

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Corbynism: A Critical Approach
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-372-0

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 22 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Customer Development of Effective Performance Indicators in Local and State Level Public Administration
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ISBN: 978-1-83982-148-6

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Andrew J. Sense

The purpose of this paper is to examine how people can conceive learning and knowledge management processes within project teams and provides conceptual guidance on the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine how people can conceive learning and knowledge management processes within project teams and provides conceptual guidance on the most effective way to managerially approach these important and often neglected project issues.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a conceptual paper which draws on and dissects a very broad and relevant literature on learning and knowledge management.

Findings

Based on the analysis conducted, and with an eye to improving project learning, project outcomes and participant learning skills, the key argument of this paper is that participants in project teams must acknowledge and pursue a more socially oriented trajectory in their learning and knowledge management activities. Therein, the participants, their project practices and the organization of the project environment become the focal points of attention and action.

Research limitations/implications

This paper puts forward a conceptually grounded argument for a greater practical emphasis to be placed on the social systems in learning and knowledge management processes in projects. The opportunity exists to test this argument in further empirical project studies.

Practical implications

This paper provides a foundation for project practitioners to critically reflect on their current learning and knowledge management attitudes and practices, while encouraging their attention towards the management of their project social systems.

Originality/value

This paper confronts conventional and limited perspectives about learning and managing the flow of knowledge within projects, and serves to stimulate participant and researcher reflection on more socially oriented approaches towards these project activities.

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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8378

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