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ERIC Number: EJ910923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
Workplace Learning, Knowledge, Practice and Transformation
Avis, James
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v8 n2 p165-193 Dec 2010
The paper explores conceptualisations of workplace learning, knowledge and practice. It sets the discussion in its socio-economic context, one in which knowledge is seen as the route not only to societal competitiveness but also to wellbeing. Such arguments emphasise the turbulent environment in which work is set as well as the fluidity and rapidity in the transformation of knowledge. The paper examines the different ways in which knowledge is conceptualised within these debates, arguing that transformation is frequently set on a capitalist terrain rather than being tied to a radical political project. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A