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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Raymond
dc.contributor.editorRoger Harris
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:07:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:07:39Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2007-03-19T21:53:45Z
dc.identifier.issn14431394
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4224
dc.description.abstractThe necessary learning actions new employees must undertake to meet the performance requirements of their new job may be said to constitute an epistemology of necessity. This view forms a useful basis of inquiry into new employee workplace learning as it seeks to explicate the significance of what new employees 'do' in and through their learning. This paper briefly outlines the rationale and findings of one such inquiry. It proposes that what new employees 'do' may be best conceptualised as exercising their epistemological agency. An interpretive analysis of this 'doing', through a framework that identified the mediating factors of new employee learning, characterises the new employee-learner as a manager of their personal workplace learning agenda. It gives new emphasis to the role of the individual in the social construction of knowledge. Such an understanding of the new employee-learner suggests possibilities for enhancing a sociocultural constructivist view of learning that seeks to account for the personal purpose and consequence of learning.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAdult Learning Australia
dc.publisher.placeCanberra
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom29
dc.relation.ispartofpageto46
dc.relation.ispartofeditionApril 2005
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Adult Learning
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45
dc.rights.retentionN
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleEpistemological agency and the new employee
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSmith, Raymond J.


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