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ERIC Number: ED503392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-921412-72-1
Investigating Learning through Work: The Development of the "Provider Learning Environment Scale"
Chappell, Clive; Hawke, Geof
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
The purpose of this research activity was to investigate contemporary understandings of the connections between learning and work. This initial work was then used to inform the development of an organisational tool that registered training organisations (RTOs) could use to identify organisational practices likely to lead to greater learning at work. The two specific goals of the research were to: (1) survey the contemporary literature that focused on the issue of learning at work in order to identify the factors that lead to greater learning at work; and (2) construct and trial an organisational tool that could be used to evaluate the extent to which registered training organisations exhibit these factors in their organisational practices. This document aims to describe the logic and approach taken by the researchers in developing the "Provider Learning Environment Scale" as well as provide a copy of the final scale (appendix 1). Two support documents report on the authors' survey of the relevant literature (ED503391), and provide a guide to users of the final scale (ED503390). (Contains 7 tables and 3 figures.) [This work has been produced under the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation (NVETRE) Program, which is coordinated and managed by National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments. Funding is provided through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia