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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Catherine Casey is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and Employment Relations, University of Auckland, New Zealand. John Garrick is Senior Research Fellow in the Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training, ...
In the complex enterprises of the new millennium, learning has moved from the periphery – from something which prepared people for employment – to the lifeblood which sustains them. There are few places left for employees at any level ...
Training might be necessary at first in the workplace, but everything else that was needed for a lifetime of employment could be picked up from experienced fellow workers. The world has changed dramatically since this was so.
Regardless of the take-up of these particular ideas, the interrelationship between enterprise-based learning, work and employment remains a vital area for investigation and development. Interest in workplaces as learning environments is ...
Courses with a strong employment component are being renewed and work-based learning courses are being established. This of course has significant implications for what is regarded as 'legitimate' Understandings of workplace learning 5.