Ellen Roberts is director of online studies in public policy and management in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York. Her teaching includes public management, change management and organizational learning, and she contributes to university strategy for online learning. Ellen has previously worked in central government in the U.K., where her roles have included policy development and support to Ministers in the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office.
The work-study interface that is central to the distance learning experience opens a window into some of the complex dynamics linking individual and organizational learning. In this guest column, University of York's Sally Brooks and Ellen Roberts explore reflective practice and organizational learning.