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dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephen
dc.contributor.editorDomenico Lipari and Serafina Pastore
dc.description.abstractIn Italian Workplace learning is the term used to refer to the processes of learning through and for engaging in paid employment, sometimes also referred to as 'on-the-job learning' or learning through work. As a term, it emphasizes the particular contributions to individuals' learning provided by and realised through engaging in work activities and interactions. These contributions are often taken as being distinct form that are provided than through participating in programs within educational institutions (Billett, 2002). A particular quality of workplace learning experiences is that they afford authentic instances of the occupational practices individuals want to learn. Hence, these experiences can potentially provide access to readily applicable occupational knowledge and the means to understand its purposes and to access, practice and develop the capacities to effectively practice the occupation. Moreover, rather than teaching or training, the term workplace learning also emphasizes a learning process, thereby again positioning it as being often as something distinct from learning through teaching and occurring outside of educational provisions. However, concerns arise that, in the absence of teaching and teachers, this learning may be less rich, ad hoc, narrow, and even reductionist (Marsick & Watkins, 1990), than the outcomes of educational programs. So, this brief chapter seeks to advance conceptions of workplace learning, its characteristics and qualities, and address these kinds of critiques.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleNouve parole della formazioneen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTechnical, Further and Workplace Educationen_US
dc.titleWorkplace learningen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Book Chapters (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
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gro.griffith.authorBillett, Stephen R.

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