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Learning for Professional Competence in an IS Context

Abstract : This paper considers the nature of professionalism as an expression of more than technical competence. This is related to the incidence of failure in IS change projects. We discuss how professionalism may be displayed, relating this to learning processes. The essential qualities of desire, exercise of will and their role in professional judgment are considered in relation to transcendent values espoused by professionals. We note that organizational consumers of information are also professionals, and not simply passive ‘users’ of systems. We relate this to the environment of Information Systems research and practice, including recognition of the importance of contextual dependencies.
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Peter Bednar, Christine Welch. Learning for Professional Competence in an IS Context. 7th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS), Aug 2016, Ljungskile, Sweden. pp.163-175, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-43597-8_12⟩. ⟨hal-01771703⟩

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