Abstract: From an analysis of the organizational contexts to find out strategies for developing government officials and personnel of vocational education, it has been found that knowledge management in educational institution offices has not yet been systematic; there are limited access channels to the body of knowledge and organizations lack good learning and good governance. The purposes of this study were to develop a model of learning organization at a technical college and to examine outcomes of implementing the model of learning organization at Suwannaphum Technical college using the mixed methodology research. The research stages consisted of drafting the model of learning organization at the Technical College having the obtained model checked by experts and having the model tried out at Suwannaphum Technical College. The instruments used for collecting data were a questionnaire for checking the model, a note-taking form on academic seminar outcomes, a note-taking form on brainstorming outcomes, an evaluation form on coverage of learning organization plans, an evaluation form on teachers teaching and an evaluation form on the project. The statistics used for analyzing the collected data were mean () and Standard Deviation (SD). The study findings revealed that the model of being organization learning at the technical college consisted of these factors: structure, vision, mission, context and culture, instructional leadership, communication, knowledge management and transference, technology and information, team learning, encouragement and motivation, personnel development and evaluation. For the outcomes of trying out the model of being learning organization at Suwannaphum Technical college by means of seminar at the organization level, it was found that 15 underlying projects were obtained and for developing learning organization plans at the department level for evaluating the projects their opinions were at a high level. The model tryout through the projects at the organization and department levels could help generate development of learning organization at Suwannaphum Technical College and could respond to the factors of being learning organization.
Chuthaphon Bunwan, Kowat Tesputa and Prasit Nimchinda, 2010. Developing a Model of Learning Organization at a Technical College. The Social Sciences, 5: 538-544.