Learning at the site of work

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Title Learning at the site of work
Author Billett, Stephen Richard
Book Title The Routledge International Handbook on Learning
Editor Peter Jarvis
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This chapter elaborates and discusses learning at the site of work. That is, explaining how learning arises through work activities and interactions, including those in workplaces. It does so because there are key personal and societal goals that arise from understanding the workplace as a site in which learning occurs. It is proposed here that, in many ways, the process and outcomes of learning through and for work are no different than that which occurs in and arises from other kinds of settings. However, the way that learning is mediated at the site of work is likely to be distinct in some ways from that in other kinds of settings, because the activities and interactions that constitute key mediating contributions to that learning are likely to be peculiar to paid employment, the particular occupation and the qualities of the particular workplace setting. Consequently, the mediations and contributions of sites of work are likely to be qualitatively different in some ways than other kinds of settings, including the particular pedagogic and curriculum qualities of those settings.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415571302/
Chapter Number 24
Page from 228
Page to 236
ISBN 9780415571302
Date Accessioned 2012-02-09; 2012-08-12T23:13:07Z
Date Available 2012-08-12T23:13:07Z
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Technical, Further and Workplace Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46219
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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