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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Elaine Butler is in the Department of Social Inquiry and a member of the Centre for Labour Studies, University of Adelaide, Australia. Philip C. Candy is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Scholarship), University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
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.
... economics and politics, policy studies, information technologies, psychology and work sociology. But each discipline brings its own interests, characteristics, concerns and methodologies to discussion of the issues.
In these chapters, equity and workplace learning are located within the broader social, economic and political fields of globalisation, work studies and labour ...
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