Creating a Coherent Culture: Building a Culture that enables Innovation and Change

By Coral Cara.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Coherence refers to connection with cohesion, consistency with harmony, intelligibility with meaning and unity (Geddes & Grosset, 1999), all elements that are aspired to in organizational change that allows individuality and ownership. This practice focus paper explores the creation of coherent culture in a section of a large University, with the intention of creating a supportive, caring culture that promoted innovation and change.

Keywords: Coherent Culture, Innovation and Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Community, Effective Teaching and Learning, Learning Organizations, Education, Training, Australia

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp.15-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.541MB).

Coral Cara

Lecturer/Academic, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Coral Cara has an extensive multifaceted career in education and is passionate about inclusive accessible education for all. She is an educator, consultant and lecturer across all sectors and levels. Coral is currently working with University preservice teachers using innovative effective teaching and learning strategies that are learner centred and inquiry based. Coral has worked extensively on creating inclusive multimodal teaching and learning that creates engagement, retention and improved outcomes for staff and students.


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