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dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorVan Woerkom, Marianneen_US
dc.contributor.editorPeter Jarvis & John Holforden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:11:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:11:56Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-30T08:43:38Z
dc.identifier.issn02601370en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02601370802047833en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21345
dc.description.abstractThis paper evaluates the need and prospects for older workers to develop and deploy effective and critical personal epistemologies in order to maintain workplace competence, successfully negotiate work transitions and secure ontological security in their working life. A personal epistemology is an approach to and a practice of learning directed by individuals, often for purposes that are important for them. This seems particularly important for older workers as both the institutional and brute facts (Searle 1995) that comprise workplace affordances and maturation factors, respectively, may not be supportive of their attempts to maintain competence in their working lives. Instead, as both individual agents and parts of collective actions, the exercise of personal epistemologies premised on critical reflection stands as a means for older workers to understand and respond to the changing requirements of work life. These propositions are introduced and elaborated using a study of older workers' capacities to be critically reflective of their practice and enact workplace change.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent204890 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02601370.aspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom333en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto348en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Lifelong Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330199en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode339999en_US
dc.titlePersonal epistemologies and older workersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Lifelong Education, Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 333-348. International Journal of Lifelong Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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