ERIC Number: EJ681307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Reference Count: 38
Informal Learning in the Workplace
Studies in Continuing Education, v26 n2 p247-273 Jul 2004
This paper focuses mainly on theoretical frameworks for understanding and investigating informal learning in the workplace, which have been developed through a series of large- and small-scale projects. The main conclusions are included but readers are referred to other publications for more detailed accounts of individual projects. Two types of framework are discussed. The first group seeks to deconstruct the 'key concepts' of informal learning, learning from experience, tacit knowledge, transfer of learning and intuitive practice to disclose the range of different phenomena that are embraced by these popular terms. The second group comprises frameworks for addressing the three central questions that pervaded the research programme: what is being learned, how is it being learned and what are the factors that influence the level and directions of the learning effort?
Descriptors: Informal Education, Transfer of Training, Employees, Learning Strategies, Thinking Skills, Educational Opportunities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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