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dc.contributor.authorCavanagh, Jillian
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Amie
dc.contributor.authorBartram, Tim
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-17T23:08:57Z
dc.date.available2017-05-17T23:08:57Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-09-24T05:00:22Z
dc.identifier.issn13636820en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13636820.2014.922119en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63166
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the role and impact of collaborative learning on training and development practices in Australian Men's Sheds. We use a case study approach, underpinned by Peters and Armstrong's theoretical framework of collaborative learning in adult education, to investigate five Men's Sheds. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with five Men's Shed co-ordinators, and five focus groups with a total of 61 members. In this study, vocational education and training is extended in a way to bridge the gap between work and retirement for many men in Australia. Three main themes emerged: the importance of training and development [beyond the workplace] for an individual response to member participation; a shared learning experience between men who teach and men who learn in the Sheds; and the collaborative learning that impacts on the learning of individual and groups. We discuss the urgent need for Shed co-ordinators to develop guidelines for training and development policies and use collaborative learning practices within the Sheds. The key message of the paper is that collaborative learning is critical to ensure effective training and development of men in Men's Sheds. We also highlight the implications of poor training and development practices for Shed growth, legal compliance and member participation and men's well-being. The findings will be of interest to other countries dealing with populations of retired men and others seeking membership in Sheds.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto21en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Vocational Education and Trainingen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305en_US
dc.titleThe role of collaborative learning on training and development practices within the Australian Men’s Shed movement: a study of five Men’s Shedsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Vocational Education and Training on 06 Jun 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13636820.2014.922119en_US
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