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ERIC Number: ED465870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 222
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-186508-364-X
Learning in the Workplace: Strategies for Effective Practice.
Billett, Stephen
This book, which is designed for human resource practitioners and students in courses on professional development and adult and vocational learning, examines strategies for effective practice in workplace learning. The introduction discusses interest in and ambivalence toward workplace learning and key premises of workplace learning. The following are among the specific topics discussed in the book's six chapters: (1) working and learning (conceptual bases of workplace learning; workplace and individual influences on learning); (2) expertise at work (understanding performance at work, the cognitive view of the knowledge underpinning performance; the cognitive view of expertise; situating expertise in workplaces); (3) learning vocational expertise at work (workplace activities and guidance); (4) a workplace curriculum model (developing and legitimating the workplace curriculum); (5) guided learning at work (guided learning in the workplace, in practice, and for transfer); and (6) organizing and managing workplace learning (support for guided learning in the workplace; encouraging participation; selecting and preparing guides; preparing workers/learners, external assistance). The following items are appended: questions to identify the pathway from peripheral to full participation; a form to determine which employees are performing specific tasks; and a form to identify learning pathways and difficult-to-learn tasks. (Contains 12 tables/figures and 173 references.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A