YZM5405 Learning OrganizationsBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (TURKISH, THESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
YZM5405 Learning Organizations Fall
3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. MEHMET ALPER TUNGA
Recommended Optional Program Components: None.
Course Objectives: The growing complexity of organizational science and theory is evidenced in the challenges facing public and private sector organizations. The focus of this course is organizational learning and performance: processes, systemic functions, culture, structure, leveraging and use of information systems to inform decision-making. The course requires a field-based study applying course content to conduct an organizational audit and prepares a report.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Review an organizational audit as evidenced by a written report and an oral presentation in class.
2. Develop an understanding of learning organizations and what differentiates organizations that learn from those that do not.
3. Describe past, current, and emerging models relevant to organizations in general, and education leadership specifically.
4. Apply learned theoretical frameworks to relevant, real-world examples utilizing technology and other media.
5. Identify elements of adaptive change within real-world examples (through online resources and video technology.
6. Develop the capacity to lead learning organizations by focusing on key characteristics of quality leadership as well as identifying and utilizing various group process tools.

Course Content

The content of this course is composed of overview course, identify component parts of rganizations, a supportive learning environment, openness to new ideas, innovation, necessary conditions for change, a supportive learning environment, unnatural acts of an organization, concrete learning processes, organizational infrastructure for information use organizational systems processes, concrete learning processes, leadership that reinforces learning, inhuman factors.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Course overview, identify component parts of organizations.
2) A Supportive Learning Environment
3) Openness to New Ideas, Innovation, Necessary Conditions for Change.
4) A Supportive Learning Environment
5) Unnatural Acts of an Organization
6) Concrete Learning Processes
7) The substructure of knowledge usage in the process of the organizational system
8) Organizational Infrastructure for Information Use Organizational Systems Processes / Midterm
9) Concrete Learning Processes
10) Leadership that Reinforces Learning.
11) Inhuman Factors
12) Presentations /Book Talks
13) Presentations /Book Talks
14) Presentations /Book Talks


Course Notes / Textbooks: The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of
learning organizations, Senge, P.M., Doubleday: New York. 1990

Schools That Learn , Senge, Cambron-McCabe, Lucas, Smith, Dutton, & Kleiner, Doubleday: New York . 2000

Is Yours a Learning Organization? Garvin, Edmondson, and Gino Harvard Business Review, 2008. www.hbr.org

References: Yok - None.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 2 % 10
Project 2 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Application 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Midterms 1 22 22
Final 1 41 41
Total Workload 189

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution