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Johansson, Kristina; Abrahamsson, Lena – Learning Organization, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to explore how gendering of the learning environment acts to shape the design and outcome of workplace learning. The primary intention is to reflect on the idea of gender-equal organizations as a prerequisite for workplace learning. Design/methodology/approach: A review of literature relating to gender and workplace…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Workplace Learning, Educational Environment, Power Structure
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Male, Sally A.; Gardner, Anne; Figueroa, Eugenia; Bennett, Dawn – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Women remain severely under-represented in engineering in Australia as in all Western countries. This limits the pool of talent, standpoints and approaches within the profession. Furthermore, this under-representation equates to restriction of the benefits of being an engineer mainly to men. Gendered workplace experiences have been found to…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Kuchinke, K. Peter – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The changing meaning of work calls for care and concern for the spiritual dimension of the workplace. Toward this end, a more liberal form of workforce education and human resource development in response to workplace preparation for managers is needed.
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Climate, Spiritual Development, Work Environment
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Scully-Russ, Ellen; Boyle, Kevin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
Through the lens of Vygotsky's Cultural-Historical Development Theory, the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) moves traditional informal workplace theories into the cultural, intersubjective realm.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Food, Informal Education, Workplace Learning
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Rappel, Linda – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper reviews the literature on workplace and transformational learning to explore how spirituality can be accessed to encourage individual growth through the development of critical awareness while providing a sense of direction in the workplace as part of organisational learning. In communities and societies where organisations may have…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Religious Factors, Transformative Learning, Learner Engagement
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van der Bijl, Andre; Taylor, Vanessa – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
This article reports on the findings of an industry workplace experience project involving lecturers in South Africa's technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges, against the backdrop of new legislation and the realization that college lecturers' industry-related skills are in question. Its focus is on the nature of TVET…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, College Faculty
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Ruder, Suzanne M.; Stanford, Courtney; Gandhi, Anand – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Active learning classrooms provide an ideal opportunity to develop key workplace skills such as teamwork, information processing, critical thinking, and problem solving. Although many active learning pedagogies implicitly support student development of these skills, the role of the instructor in explicitly prompting and assessing these skills in…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), STEM Education, Job Skills, Active Learning
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Pylväs, Laura; Nokelainen, Petri; Rintala, Heta – Vocations and Learning, 2018
This study examines Finnish apprenticeship training stakeholders' perceptions of vocational expertise and experiences of workplace learning and guidance. The semi-structured interview data was collected in 2015 in two vocational fields: the social and health care services sector (five workplaces) and the technology sector (five workplaces). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Stakeholders, Vocational Education
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Mongkolhutthi, Preechaya – Educational Forum, 2018
This study explores the work culture of a group of English as a Foreign Language lecturers in Thailand. The data revealed a unique pattern of work culture, subsequently named "workplace-kinship." This subgrouping behavior stemmed from similar social ties (e.g., native language and contractual status) rather than competition and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Power Structure
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Sukhera, Javeed; Milne, Alexandra; Teunissen, Pim W.; Lingard, Lorelei; Watling, Chris – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018
Emerging research on implicit bias recognition and management within health professions describes individually focused educational interventions without considering workplace influences. Workplace learning theories highlight how individual agency and workplace structures dynamically interact to produce change within individuals and learning…
Descriptors: Bias, Workplace Learning, Stereotypes, Health Occupations
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Harðarson, Atli – Education and Culture, 2018
In "Democracy and Education," John Dewey argued that teachers should have control over their own work. He was, though, not only concerned about workplace democracy for teachers. He also argued against the philosophical underpinnings of educational policies that reproduced social hierarchies in the workplace. The main arguments of Dewey's…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Practices, Progressive Education, Educational Policy
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Mair, Jennifer – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes Skyline College's student-centered approach to campus dialogue and deliberation and assesses the transferability of these skills to civic, workplace, and personal settings.
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, College Students, Student Empowerment, Interpersonal Competence
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Killoren, Robert – Research Management Review, 2014
Bullying may be more common than most people think. According to a study commissioned by the Workplace Bullying Institute, one in three employees experience bullying in the workplace either as a victim or as a witness suffering collateral damage. Bullying is a serious problem. Directors, managers, and staff members need to ensure that it does not…
Descriptors: Bullying, Work Environment, Employees, Employers
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Scott, Melissa; Falkmer, Marita; Falkmer, Torbjörn; Girdler, Sonya – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
A randomised controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of the Integrated Employment Success Tool (IEST™) in improving employers' self-efficacy in modifying the workplace for individuals on the autism spectrum. Employers (N = 84) were randomised to the IEST™ or support as usual groups. Measurements of self-efficacy, knowledge and attitudes…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Work Environment, Self Efficacy
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Baartman, L. K. J.; Kilbrink, N.; de Bruijn, E. – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
In vocational education, students learn in different school-based and workplace-based learning environments and engage with different types of knowledge in these environments. Students are expected to integrate these experiences and make meaning of them in relation to their own professional knowledge base. This study focuses both on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Educational Environment, Secondary Education
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