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; ...
The OECD reforms include improving training opportunities for adults, and this involves improving the training of trainers, the integration of education and training and an emphasis on multiskilling and workplace assessment.
... area at the University of Technology, Sydney. Many projects there have been initiated on themes related to work, learning and professional practice. One major project examined current research on workplace learning and assessment.
... assessment of workplace learning and structuring training and development, as the book is not about the technical aspects of learning and facilitation. Another major consideration was that we wanted to emphasise varied learning ...
He highlights the tensions which exist between assessment for accreditation and the needs of productivity, and the vital importance of viewing 'competence' as an holistic notion – without which an impoverished conception of learning ...