Understanding Learning at Work
Work now invariably requires a continual focus on learning: to improve productivity, to enhance the flexibility of employees and to develop and transform organizations. This volume brings together leading experts from the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand to critically evaluate the current debates on workplace learning and to propose directions for future developments in both research and practice. Topics covered include:
* expectations of learning at work into the twenty-first century
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... learning theories, practice and performance implications; • the relationship between workplace learning and other forms of life-long education; • international developments in competency-based approaches to learning and assessment; ...
Interest in workplaces as learning environments is further reflected in new approaches to build award programmes from workplace experience. ... Unlike much of the literature in this field, we do not promote a how-to-do-it approach.
... of formal study in an educational institution. In this conception, learning in the workplace is needed to translate theory into the practice of work. This system has exerted a powerful constraint on new approaches to learning as, ...
He joined with John Garrick, who had been working in complementary ways on workplace reform, approaches to industrial training and informal learning in work contexts (Garrick 1998), to identify a new group of contributors.
All the contributors are practising educators as well as researchers and this has influenced the approaches they have adopted. They draw on ideas beyond their immediate interests, but deploy their analyses to illuminate learning ...