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ERIC Number: EJ934095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Expansive Learning across Workplace Boundaries
Kerosuo, Hannele; Toiviainen, Hanna
International Journal of Educational Research, v50 n1 p48-54 2011
The article analyses a collaborative effort of learning across workplace boundaries in a regional learning network of South Savo, Finland. The focus is on the "Forum of In-house Development" in the network. Our objective is to highlight a dialectical approach to boundaries that draws from the ideas of cultural-historical activity theory. Expansive transformation may be explored through the expansion of socio-spatial and instrumental-developmental boundaries. This is shown through four transitional episodes that reveal the expansion of the object of learning. We argue that crossing the socio-spatial boundary of a workplace is not a sufficient condition, but that new meditational means created at the instrumental-developmental boundary are needed to expand workplace learning and development in challenging and complex regional contexts. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland