Improving Workplace Learning

Improving Workplace Learning

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Closely linked to the concepts of growth and globalisation is the increasing recognition being given to the importance of the workplace as a site of learning. The value of the book rests in the fact that this framework does not have its foundations in just one academic discipline, but rather provides a range of perspectives drawn from psychology, social psychology, sociology and critical theory. The purpose is to move away from a unidimensional understanding of workplaces and workplace learning to provide a different standpoint from which to better appreciate the diversity and complexity of learning in the workplace. This significant book is divided into four inter-related sections, with each section contributing to the evidence-base referred to earlier by offering informed considerations of the following questions: What kinds of contextual issues impact on workplace learning, and what are the implications of these for improving workplace learning? What kinds of knowledge are required for contemporary work, and what implications are derived from these for improving workplace learning? What models and case studies exist that reflect practices for improving workplace learning?; and, What consideration of directions for future action to improve workplace learning can be made?point that we are mistaken in education and training ... if we assume that these processes can be usefully conceived as separate one from the othera#39; (p.522). ... As an educator in a large aged care facility, Bernoth was responsible for reducing the incidence of manual handling injury ... a#39;In a facility that houses 415 residents in 15 separate units, there were up to 25 injuries per montha#39; (Bernoth, 2001, p. 12 ).

Title:Improving Workplace Learning
Author:Geraldine Castleton, Rodney Gerber, Hitendra Pillay
Publisher:Nova Science Pub Incorporated - 2006-01-01


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