Understanding Learning at Work

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David Boud, John Garrick
Taylor & Francis US, 1999 - Business & Economics - 238 pages

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
* learning theories, practice and performance implications
* the relationship between workplace learning and other forms of lifelong learning
* the international developments in competency-based approaches to learning and assessment
* the influence of language, power, culture and gender upon the 'construction' of learning.

Topical and informative, this volume will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers of training, HRD, continuing and adult education.

 

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Contents

Understandings of workplace learning
1
The changing contexts of work
15
Learning to work and working to learn
29
New dimensions in the dynamics of learning and knowledge
47
Finding a good theory of workplace learning
65
the new organic
83
PART
111
Culture and difference in workplace learning
119
the politics and practices
132
Guided learning at work
151
Is learning transferable?
165
a dubious past an assured
180
Envisioning new organisations for learning
199
The dominant discourses of learning at work
216
Index
232
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