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 at work has become one of the most exciting areas of development in the dual fields of management and education. It has moved to become a central concern of corporations and universities; it is no longer the preoccupation of a ...
In this changed world it is therefore surprising to find that dialogue between, on the one hand, those who have studied learning and, on the other, those who need to understand the learning implications of work has been almost absent.
... of the learner – for self – for one's personal growth and lifelong learning • Improving learning as a social investment – for citizenship (including the environment) – for team or work community (including 'learning organisations') ...
The divide between individualistic, enterprise-focused and socially focused conceptions has, however, created misunderstandings between industry bodies and employers on the one hand, and formal education institutions and academics on ...
The current book is therefore one of the first attempts to map critically aspects of this growing field and to point to its implications. The aim of the book is to bring together what is known about key aspects of workplace learning.