Knowledge Creation and Sharing Practices Model For Extension Offices: The De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Experience
Knowledge is a vital resource in any organization that ultimately affects performance and effectiveness. Thus, the importance of knowledge creation and sharing practices is magnified nowadays, and is seen as an important aspect in community development that facilitates improved community development programs and projects. An extension office or unit is a micro learning organization within an organization. Its knowledge creation and sharing practices are unique because it works for and with communities and institutions while adhering to the vision-mission, policies, and standards of the higher educational institution it belongs to. The knowledge creation and sharing practices of the Lasallian Community Development Center (LCDC), the extension arm of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D), was analyzed and caused the creation of a framework that may be used by other higher educational institutions in helping extension offices analyze its own knowledge creation and sharing practices.