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dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ray
dc.contributor.editorBillett, S
dc.contributor.editorFenwick, T
dc.contributor.editorSomerville, M
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-02T00:42:24Z
dc.date.available2019-04-02T00:42:24Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2007-08-01T21:47:50Z
dc.identifier.isbn1402053592
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/1-4020-5360-6_9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/12802
dc.description.abstractDrawing on studies of learning in workplaces, this chapter discusses the central role of individuals’ agency and epistemology to their participation in and learning through work, and the remaking of work practices. Learning through work is proposed as being the process and outcome of a relational interdependence between individuals and the social practices that comprise their workplaces. This interdependence is necessary as neither the social suggestion nor individuals’ agency alone is sufficient to secure the learning and remaking of the practices that constitute paid work. The social suggestion (comprising societal norms, practices and values, and their enactment) as manifested by localised workplace factors, is never potent or comprehensive enough to project its intent or secure the faithful and comprehensive transfer of knowledge to individuals, should this be its intent. Therefore, the exercise of personal agency is required to make sense of what the immediate social experience comprising the workplace projects. Moreover, rather than merely being subjected to what is experienced immediately (i.e. in the workplace) and culturally, individuals also exercise their agency in mediating their construction of what they encounter and how they respond to those experiences. Participation, learning and the remaking of work are, therefore, active and personally and culturally transformative.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeDordrecht, Netherlands
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleWork, Subjectivity and Learning.
dc.relation.ispartofchapter9
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom141
dc.relation.ispartofpageto156
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode339999
dc.titlePersonal Agency and Epistemology at Work
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBillett, Stephen R.
gro.griffith.authorSmith, Raymond J.


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