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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... will be an invaluable resource for students and practitioners interested in training, human resource development (HRD), continuing and adult education and provides a state-of-the-art summary of the issues and opportunities involved.
7 Gender workers and gendered work: implications for women's learning BELINDA PROBERT PARTIII Issues in practice 8 10 11 12 Culture and difference in workplace learning NICKY SOLOMON 9 Technologising equity: the politics and practices ...
The imperatives of work mean that an understanding of learning issues is needed at all levels. Educators and managers have to find a way of communicating about this. This book aims to provide a starting point for such discussion.
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, ...
But each discipline brings its own interests, characteristics, concerns and methodologies to discussion of the issues. It is too large a task to Understandings of workplace learning 7.