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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Employees develop skills of expression and communication which spill over into their personal lives. They learn new ways of collaborating and planning which they apply in the families and community organisations to which they belong.
What is now required are abilities to put that knowledge and expertise to use in unfamiliar circumstances, and so we find demands for 'flexibility', 'communication skills', 'teamwork' and so on. In part, these changes are tied to ...
Modern enterprise, in this view, has a responsibility to foster the development of the whole person, and foster civil society, not just simply invest in the skills and knowledge required for work. While acknowledging the economic ...
... effectiveness and innovation; the second is the development of individuals through contributing to knowledge, skills and the capacity to further their own learning both as employees and citizens in wider society.
... traditional skills acquisition, assessment of workplace learning and structuring training and development, as the book is not about the technical aspects of learning and facilitation. Another major consideration was that we wanted ...