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ERIC Number: ED453436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 26
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Informal Learning. Symposium 27. [AHRD Conference, 2001].
This document contains three papers on informal learning and human resource development. "Workplace Learning Reviewed: Confronting the Rhetoric with Empirical Research" (Rob F. Poell, Ferd J. Van der Krogt) discusses the considerable discrepancy between theory on workplace learning and actual workplace learning-related developments in organizations. It is argued that research can contribute to reducing the distance between theory and practice by documenting ways managers and workers can deal with the diversity of views and interests in organizing multiple learning programs. "A Study of Informal Learning in the Context of Decision-Making" (Andy R. Walker, Victoria J. Marsick) reports on a case study of managers at the divisional headquarters of a European pharmaceutical company. The study examined how managers acquire informal learning while they are involved in making decisions. "Learning Beliefs and Strategies of Female Entrepreneurs: The Importance of Relational Context in Informal and Incidental Learning" (H. Elizabeth Coyle, Andrea D. Ellinger) presents the findings of a small pilot study of the informal ways in which female entrepreneurs learn when they initiate their business ventures. The study demonstrated that female entrepreneurs use learning strategies consistent with the research base on informal learning and that relational context is very important to their informal learning. Two papers include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United States