The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning

The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning

By: Karen Evans (editor), Margaret Malloch (editor), Len Cairns (editor), Bridget N. O'Connor (editor)Paperback

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This Handbook provides a state-of-the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field, which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad-based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The editors draw together the three essential areas of Theory; Research and Practice; and Issues and Futures in the field of Workplace Learning. In addition, final chapters include recommendations for further development. Key researchers and writers in the field have approached workplaces as the base of learning about work, that is, work-based learning. There has also been emerging interest in variations of this idea such as learning about, through, and at work. Many of the theoretical discussions have centred on adult learning and some on learners managing their own learning, with emphasis on aspects such as communities of practice and self directed learning. In Europe and Australia, early work in the field was often linked to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) traditions with concerns around skills, competencies and 'on the job' learning. The idea that learning and workplaces had more to do with real lifelong and lifewide aspects than traditional "training" regimens has emerged in the last decade. Since the mid 1990s, the field has grown world-wide as an area of theory, research, and practical work that has not only expanded the interest but has also legitimized the area as a field of study, reflection, and progress. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state. It is a resource for researchers and academics interested in the scope and breadth of Workplace Learning..

About Author

Bridget N. O'Connor, is Professor of Higher Education and Business Education. She is particularly interested in adult learners and in the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace. Professor O'Connor has published dozens of articles in Journal of Education for Business, Informing Science, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, and NABTE Review. She has also authored or coauthored numerous yearbook chapters for the NBEA Yearbook. With colleagues from Australia and England, Professor O'Connor is an editor of the just-released Sage Handbook of Workplace Learning. She is also the co-author of several books, most recently Learning at Work: How to Support Individual and Organizational Learning (HRD Press. 2007), Training for Organizations 2nd edition (Cincinnati: South-Western Educational Publishing Co., 2002), and End-user Information Systems: Implementing Individual and Work Group Technologies 2nd edition (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002). These books are supplemented with CD-ROM and Web-based instructor's manuals. She has been a leader in a variety of professional associations, including the SIG Workplace Learning of AERA, which she chaired in 2000-2001; the American Society for Training and Development; and the Organizational Systems Research Association (OSRA). In addition to being its journal editor, she has been OSRA's president, chaired its two national curriculum projects, and served as vice president for publications.


PART ONE: THEORY Theories of Work, Place and Learning: New Directions - Len Cairns and Margaret Malloch Theories of Workplace Learning - Paul Hager Workplaces and Learning - Knud Illeris Workplace Learning and the Organization - Alison Fuller and Lorna Unwin Subjectivity, Self and Personal Agency in Learning Through and for Work - Stephen Billet Learning in the Workplace: Communities of Practice and Beyond - Len Cairns Activity Theory and Learning at Work - Yrjo Engestrom Informal Learning at Work: Conditions, Processes and Logics - Per Erik Ellstrom Towards a Meta-Theory of Learning and Performance - Darlene Russ-Eft Knowledge and Workplace Learning - Nicholas M Allix Rethinking Work-Based Learning: For Education Professionals and Professionals Who Educate - Karen Evans, David Guile and Judy Harris PART TWO: RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Researching Workplace Learning: An Overview and Critique - Peter H Sawchuck How Researching Learning at Work can Lead to Tools for Enhancing Learning - Michael Eraut Researching Workplace Learning in the United States - Victoria Marsick, Karen Watkins and Bridget N O'Connor Researching Workplace Learning in Australia - Nicky Solomon and David Boud Researching Workplace Learning in Europe - Hans Gruber and Christian Harteis Initiatives in VET and Workplace Learning: A Korean Perspective - Sang-Duk Choi Age Management in Organisations in the European Union - Gerhard Naegele and Alan Walker Work and Learning: From Schools to Workplaces - Richard D Lakes Competency-based Training and its Impact on Workplace Learning in Australia - Allie Clemans and Peter Rushbrook Work-related Learning in the United States: Past Practices, Paradigm Shifts, and Policies of Partnerships - John M Dirkx Workplace Learning in East Africa: A Case Study - Martin Mulder and Judith Gulikers Policies for the Knowledge Economy: Knowledge Discourses at Play - Tara Fenwick Virtual Workplace Learning: Promises Met? - Robert G Brookshire, Kara M Lybarger and Lynn B Keane Seeing Workplace Learning through an Emotional Lens - Brenda R Beatty Towards a Social Ecology of Adult Learning in and through the Workplace - Karen Evans, Edmund Waite, and Natasha Kersh PART THREE: ISSUES AND FUTURES Beyond the Workplace: Learning in the Lifeplace - Margaret Harris and Colin Chisholm Workplace Learning in the Knowledge Economy: The Development of Vocational Practice and Social Capital - David Guile Workplace Learning and Higher Education - Carol Costley Identifying and Classifying Corporate Universities in the United States - Amy Lui-Abel Partnerships Between and Among Education and the Public and Private Sectors - Bridget N O'Connor and Doug Lynch Brave New Workplace: The Impact of Technology on Location and Job Structures - Elizabeth Regan and Chester Delaney Technology and Knowledge Management - Jingli Cheng, Su Jin Son and Curtis J Bonk Workplace Learning: Organizations, Ethics and Issues - Craig E Johnson

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  • ISBN13: 9781446270523
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9781446270523
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 1446270521

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