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Understanding Learning at Work - David Boud

Understanding Learning at Work

By: David Boud (Editor), John Garrick (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th March 1999
ISBN: 9780415182294
Number Of Pages: 256

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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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..."of interest to researchers who wish to locate their own work in a broader perspective of economic and social change." -"Business Library Review International

List of illustrationsp. vii
List of contributorsp. viii
Understandings of workplace learningp. 1
Contextp. 13
The changing contexts of workp. 15
Learning to work and working to learnp. 29
Perspectivesp. 45
New dimensions in the dynamics of learning and knowledgep. 47
Finding a good theory of workplace learningp. 65
Past the guru and up the garden path: the new organic management learningp. 83
Gender workers and gendered work: implications for women's learningp. 98
Issues in practicep. 117
Culture and difference in workplace learningp. 119
Technologising equity: the politics and practices of work-related learningp. 132
Guided learning at workp. 151
Is learning transferable?p. 165
Competency-based learning: a dubious past--an assured future?p. 180
Futuresp. 197
Envisioning new organisations for learningp. 199
The dominant discourses of learning at workp. 216
Indexp. 232
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ISBN: 9780415182294
ISBN-10: 0415182298
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.15  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1