ERIC Number: ED428194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Informal Workplace Learning.
This document contains four papers from a symposium on informal workplace learning. The first paper, "The Impact of Actor Strategies and Work Type on Learning Projects: A Multiple Case Study" (Rob F. Poell), reports on a multiple case study of four learning projects in two organizations that demonstrated that individuals' strategies and the type of work involved influence learning projects. A study in which the critical incident technique was used to identify those factors that influence successful assimilation into the work force for primary computer users is reported in "Learning the Ropes in the Workplace by Primary Computer Users--Organizational Socialization and Adaptation" (Donna H. Redmann, Wanda L. Stitt-Gohdes, Judith L. Lambrecht). "Curiosity: Its Role and Implications in Informal Workplace Learning" (Thomas G. Reio, Jr.) details a study in which 233 adults completed 3 curiosity instruments and a modified version of an instrument designed to determine levels of socialization-related learning in the workplace. The study presented in the paper "Outcomes Associated with Being a Mentor: Who Benefits from Being a Mentor?" (Ellen J. Mullen, Marjeane Thompson) examines the relationships between five clusters of mentor benefits and mentor and relationship characteristics. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference Proceedings (Atlanta, Georgia, March 6-9, 1997); see CE 078 221.