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dc.contributor.convenorFred Beven
dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephen
dc.contributor.editorFred Beven, Clive Kanes, Dick Roebuck
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:12:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:12:47Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.date.modified2011-05-06T06:43:15Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/1323
dc.description.abstractThis paper proposes that current discourses on workplace learning restrict how it is conceptualised and discussed. Describing workplace learning environments and experiences as 'informal' and proposing that 'informal learning' occurs in workplaces constrains understanding how learning occurs through work. Instead, learning experiences in workplace are structured by historical, cultural and situational factors and that this structuring influences how and what is learnt. As in educational institutions, there are intentions for work practice, goal-directed activities that are central to the practice's continuity as well as interactions and judgements about performance shaped by their practice. These workplace affordances shape the kinds of activities individuals participate in and the guidance they can access and from which they learn. It is therefore incorrect to describe learning through work as being 'informal', as this structuring shapes learning and often has inherently pedagogical purposes associated with continuity of the practice through participant learning. Also, describing learning in workplaces as being either 'formal' or 'informal' suggests a situational determinism that de-emphasies the role of human agency in the learning process. Linking both individuals' agency and workplace goals is continuity through learning. It is proposed therefore that learning in workplaces be conceptualised in terms of participatory practices focused on continuity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian Academic Press
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.australianacademicpress.com.au/
dc.relation.ispartofbookorjournalKnowledge demands of the new economy
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename9th Annual International Conference on postcompulsory Education and Training:
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleKnowledge demands of the new economy
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2001-12-03
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2001-12-05
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coast, Queensland
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode339999
dc.titleA critique of workplace learning discourses: Participation in and continuity of practice.
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.rights.copyright© 2001 Australian Academic Press. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the publishers website.
gro.date.issued2001
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorBillett, Stephen R.


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