Learning How to Learn Lean Construction Concepts and Principles

Ercilia Hitomi Hirota1, Elvira Maria Vieira Lantelme2 & Carlos Torres Formoso3

1MSc, Senior Lecturer at Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), PhD candidate at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS/NORIE), Brazil, ercilia@vortex.ufrgs.br
2MSc, Lecturer at Universidade de Passo Fundo (UPF), PhD candidate at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS / NORIE), Brazil, lantelme@upf.tche.br
3PhD., Senior lecturer at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS / NORIE), Brazil, formoso@vortex.ufrgs.br

Abstract

This paper discusses some theoretical issues concerning an ongoing research project which aims to develop directions for learning Lean Construction concepts and principles. Among the reasons for carrying out this study is the need to introduce such concepts and principles into construction practice, in order to foster the development of a Lean Construction theory. The concept of learning is discussed and an overview of some theories on the learning process is presented, focusing on adult education and organizational learning. Some approaches to improve learning processes on Lean Construction concepts and principles are presented: a tool to expose and negotiate meanings, concepts from organizational learning, and experimentation with action and reflection on action.

Keywords

Concepts, lean construction, learning, organizational learning.

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Hirota, E.H. , Lantelme, E.M.V. & Formoso, C.T. 1999, 'Learning How to Learn Lean Construction Concepts and Principles' In:, 7th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Berkeley, USA, 26-28 Jul 1999. pp 411-422

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