Learning In The Workplace: Strategies for effective practice

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Allen & Unwin, Jun 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Learning in the workplace has come of age with the publication of this book. It shows the way for a new level of sophistication in the ways learning and work are treated. And it opens new territory for exploration in the world of learning throughout life.

David Boud, University of Technology, Sydney

Stephen Billett provides a comprehensive and practical model, well-grounded in theory and research, to guide learning in the workplace. This is a 'must read' for

those in vocational education and training.

Victoria Marsick, Columbia University

Learning does not stop when you leave school or tertiary studies, but continues throughout life. The workplace is now seen as an important learning environment, and businesses and government units are encouraged to become 'learning organisations'. This is all very well in theory, but how does learning actually occur in the workplace?

Drawing on research of a wide variety of workplaces in different countries, Stephen Billett analyses the strengths and limitations of 'on-the-job' learning. He outlines what knowledge individuals need and how they can best acquire this knowledge in workplace settings. He shows how to develop a workplace curriculum, and how it can be implemented in organisations of different sizes.

Learning in the Workplace offers a comprehensive pedagogy for the workplace. It is a valuable reference for human resource practitioners and students in courses on professional development and adult and vocational learning.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I Understanding workplaces as learning environments
11
A curriculum for the workplace
101
ITEMS TO IDENTIFY THE PATHWAY FROM PERIPHERAL TO FULL PARTICIPATION
197
ACTIVITIES IN THE SALON WHO DOES WHAT?
198
IDENTIFYING THE LEARNING PATHWAYS AND TASKS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO LEARN
199
References
201
Index
216
Back cover
223
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About the author (2001)

Stephen Billett is Senior Lecturer in the School of Vocational, Technology and Arts Education at Griffith University and former Director of the Centre for Learning and Work Research.

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