Working to Learn: Transforming Learning in the Workplace

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The workplace is an important site for learning in today's society. This book examines the changing nature of the work and effect that this has on the skill and knowledge requirements of individuals, its implications for employment, and ways in which these changing requirements can be met.

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'A book which develops an analytical perspective on workplace learning is very timely indeed.' - Higher Education Digest
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749436858
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Editors' introduction 1
1 The significance of workplace learning for a 'learning society' 7
2 Learning careers: conceptualizing lifelong work-based learning 29
3 Contrasting approaches to the role of qualifications in the promotion of lifelong learning 44
4 The interaction between qualifications and work-based learning 63
5 The challenges of 'making learning visible': problems and issues in recognizing tacit skills and key competences 79
6 Developing pedagogies for the contemporary workplace 95
7 An approach to learning at, for and through the workplace: a trade union case study 112
8 Education and training for small and medium-sized enterprises 127
9 The dynamics of workplace learning: the role of work organizations 149
10 Putting skills in their place: the regional pattern of work skills in Britain 163
11 Policy interventions for a vibrant work-based route - or when policy hits reality's fan (again) 187
12 No rights, just responsibilities: individual demand for continuing training 212
13 Six challenges for the future 233
App Economic and Social Research Council Teaching and Learning Research Programme 241
Index 243
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