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ERIC Number: ED441116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-8
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Self-Directed and Incidental Learning. Symposium 26. [Concurrent Symposium Session at AHRD Annual Conference, 2000.]
This packet contains three papers on self-directed and incidental learning from a symposium on human resource development (HRD). The first paper, "Self-Directed Learning for Supervisory Development" (Judy O'Neil, Maria Lamattina), reports on a study that looks at what research says needs to be in place to engage workers in self-directed learning and help them understand how such learning can strengthen their individual performance. Results showed a focus on better self-understanding was useful, but that the literature did not sufficiently emphasize the need for connections between self-directedness and job performance. The second paper is a "Case Study of an Advanced Technology Business Incubator as a Learning Environment" (Mary Wilson Callahan), which investigated incidental learning that bridges the gap when individuals are linked through economic development centers to create innovative new businesses. The theoretical framework included professional culture, informal and incidental learning, boundary-spanning, and resource linkage. Analysis of 82 critical learning incidents yielded findings in both functional and bridging learning, highlighting the role of context design. The final paper, "Independent Workforce Theory: Implications for HRD" (Jules K. Beck), contends that advancements of technology, coupled with the globalization of industrial and commercial activity, is empowering a highly educated, independent workforce, significantly altering the relationship between management and labor. The papers contain reference sections. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: In: Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings (Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, March 8-12, 2000); see CE 080 095.