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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Work now invariably requires a continual focus on learning, to improve productivity, to enhance the flexibility of employees and to develop and transform organisations. This volume brings together leading experts from Australia, ...
Understanding learning at work / edited by David Boud and John Garrick. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Employees–Training of. 2. Learning. 3. Continuing education. I. Garrick, John. II. Title. HF5549.5.
There are few places left for employees at any level who do not continue to learn and improve their effectiveness throughout their working lives. There is no place for managers who do not appreciate their own vital role in fostering ...
The agendas of all these parties in the contemporary economic climate favour forms of knowledge which are 'useful' in which a key question about employees is not what do they know, or understand, but what can they do ...
It is about investment in the general capabilities of employees as well as the specific and technical. And it is about the utilisation of their knowledge and capabilities wherever they might be needed in place and time.