Work-based learning is Joe Raelin's unique way of incorporating a number of action strategies-such as action learning, action science, and communities of practice-into a comprehensive framework to help people learn collectively with others. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition, he demonstrates how to engage our reflective powers to challenge those taken-for-granted assumptions that unwittingly hold us back from questioning standard ways of operating. A well-known popular author, Joe is an avid student of the many traditions that support work-based learning, so he presents an inclusive model that has wide appeal across disciplines and occupations. He provides readers with the most recent updates in the field, such as his coverage of virtual team learning, portfolios, multisource feedback, critical and global action learning, and changes in educational policy. Whether you're an organizational or college educator, this book will help you make learning accessible to everyone-and even contagious within your organization!
The Author Joseph A. Raelin holds the Asa S. Knowles Chair of Practice-Oriented Education at Northeastern University, where he is also the director of the Center for Work and Learning. He is the author of numerous books, including Creating Leaderful Organizations.
Foreword ( T. J. Elliott ). Preface. The Author. 1. Introduction. 2. The Grounds for Work-Based Learning. 3. The Distinctiveness of Work-Based Learning. 4. A Theory of Work-Based Learning. 5. Three Collective Work-Based Learning Types. 6. Public Reflection as the Basis of Work-Based Learning. 7. Reflective Practices. 8. Facilitation in Work-Based Learning. 9. The Action Project. 10. Managing and Evaluating Work-Based Learning. 11. Work-Based Learning Program Applications. Notes. Index.