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ERIC Number: ED562045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: 978-1-9276-3401-1
Ecologies of Learning: Culture, Context and Outcomes of Workplace LES. Research Brief
Merrifield, Juliet
Centre for Literacy
There is a need to connect workplace learning and essential skills to a larger domain of workplace learning in general. To do this, the contexts in which learning takes place, and the cultures of the actors and environments involved, should be taken into consideration. Although research on the direct effects of contexts and cultures on workplace learning and essential skills (WLES) outcomes is limited, there is a body of evidence from various disciplines and several countries on workplace training and general adult learning. Three main contexts have been identified: (1) that of the participant; (2) the workplace; and (3) the social/economic/political environment. Research findings for each are summarized in this brief report.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES)
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy (Canada)