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ERIC Number: EJ772885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1044-8004
Informal Learning and the Transfer of Learning: How Managers Develop Proficiency
Enos, Michael D.; Kehrhahn, Marijke Thamm; Bell, Alexandra
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v14 n4 p369-387 Win 2003
This study examined how the extent to which managers engaged in informal learning, perceptions of support in the transfer environment, and level of managerial proficiency related to transfer of learning in twenty core managerial skills. The results suggested that informal learning is predominantly a social process and that managers with high levels of proficiency who experience low levels of coworker, supervisor, and organizational support learn managerial skills mostly from informal learning and transfer learning more frequently. New perspectives are offered on the interrelationship between informal learning and transfer of learning, the role of metacognition and self-regulation in informal learning, and the influence of informal learning in the development of managerial proficiency. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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