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LO2991 Learning and Development within Organisations 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LO2991 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course contains various theoretical perspectives on learning and how these can be applied to develop organisations and life-long learning.The main themes in the course include:

- contemporary learning theories

- approaches and strategies utilised to promote learning and continous professional development

- the relation between policy and practice regarding learning and development within the organisation

- outcome- and competency based learning frameworks

- flexible and network-based learning strategies and digitalization

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to develop an understanding of different approaches to learning and continous professional development at the work place, and how learning within an organisation can be promoted.

After the course the students shall be able to:

- Analyse and problematise different strategies and approaches to learning and development within an organisation.

- Explore and compare the possibilities and hindrances for how organisations can utilize digital spaces for flexible and networkbased learning.

- Design and present appropriate strategies for working with continuous professional development within an organisation on the basis of theory on learning and evaluations.

- Apply research and theory on learning and development to justify how various strategies on professional development can create added value within organisations

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor degree, minimum 180 higher education credits in social sciences, engineering science or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Bachelor degree, minimum 180 higher education credits, in social sciences, engineering science or equivalent.


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Written assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web LO2991

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study

Technology and Learning

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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