Professors' Informal Learning in their Workplace: The Case of Nepali University- Sabina Baniya C. Pokhrel
3 September 2023/१७ भदौ २०८० (आइतबार, दिउँसो ३ बजे)
Research Seminar Series
Professors' Informal Learning in their Workplace: The Case of Nepali University
Sabina Baniya C. Pokhrel, Assistant Professor, Kathmandu University School of Management
This study explores how Nepali professors engage in informal learning practices in their workplace and identify the potential for creating a conducive learning environment. Using a qualitative case study approach, in-depth interviews were conducted with five Nepali professors to gather their informal learning experiences at work. The study revealed that professors engage in informal learning through various methods, such as enacting job roles, reflecting on work experiences, interacting with colleagues, seeking feedback, and initiating self-learning through reading, online courses, professional networks, and formal training programs. However, organizational constraints hindered their self-initiated learning activities. Future research can examine the organizational constraints influencing self-initiated learning among professors. This study contributes to the limited research on informal learning among professors in the workplace of developing countries and emphasizes the importance of creating a supportive learning environment for their professional growth.