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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... of workplace learning PAUL HAGER 6 Past the guru and up the garden path: the new organic management learning DAVID BECKETT vii viii 13 15 29 45 47 65 83 7 Gender workers and gendered work: implications for women's learning Contents.
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 ...
There are groups of workers who are marginalised and do not benefit from these trends. And, of course, there are those who find no place in the world of work. In all this, boundaries of education, learning and training begin to dissolve ...
Training might be necessary at first in the workplace, but everything else that was needed for a lifetime of employment could be picked up from experienced fellow workers. The world has changed dramatically since this was so.
Along with the move towards 'knowledge workers' have been prescriptions for business and industry such as the creation of 'learning organisations' or 'learning companies' in which learning at work is seen as a pivotal concern.