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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This development is accompanied by a shift away from viewing educational institutions as the principal places of 'valid' learning towards recognition of the power and importance of workplaces as sites of learning.
Workplace learning: why has it become so important? Most countries with sophisticated economies are currently considering changes required to the organisation of work in order to be competitive beyond the year 2000.
A single-minded emphasis on learning for work can blind us to the unintended consequences for significant groups in the workforce and those not in work. This is not just an issue of social equity, important though that is, ...
course has significant implications for what is regarded as 'legitimate' or valid knowledge so it is important to examine some of the major conceptions of workplace learning. The workplace has become a site of learning associated with ...
David Boud, who led that project, saw work-related learning as an important vehicle for exploring his ongoing interests in innovative approaches to teaching and learning and how people learn from experience.