Supporting Workplace Learning for High Performance Working

Understanding workplace learning Workplace learning is a relatively new area of academic enquiry but , as our knowledge expands , it is evident that it must be seen as part of a more general process of skill formation .


Author: D. N. Ashton

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221128016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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Explores workplace learning as a means of enhancing both work performance and the quality of working life. Identifies characteristics of high performance work organizations, considers the implementation of high performance work practices and investigates how far these practices are embedded in different countries. Examines ways in which public policy can be used to encourage organizations to make more effective use of the skills of their employees.

Supporting Workplace Learning

Supporting. Workplace. Learning. Rob F. Poell and Marianne van Woerkom The issue of workplace learning has received increasing attention from academics and practitioners alike since the 1990s. A body of knowledge is starting to ...


Author: Rob F. Poell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048191093

Category: Education

Page: 234

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During the 1990s, the workplace was rediscovered as a rich source of learning. The issue of workplace learning has since received increasing attention from academics and practitioners alike but is still under-researched empirically. This book brings together a range of state-of-the-art research papers addressing interventions to support learning in the workplace. The authors are experienced international scholars who have an interest in making HRD and workplace learning practices more evidence-based through practical relevant research. Although workplace learning is largely an autonomous process, many organizations want to manage it as part of their broader HRD strategy. There are limits, however, to the extent to which the complex dynamics of learning in the workplace can be guided in pre-determined desirable directions. This tension between the possible strengths of workplace learning and the limits of managing it is at the heart of this volume. The book is broken into three sections. The first section deals with workplace learning interventions, including HRD practitioners’ strategies, training and development activities, and e-learning programs. The second section investigates the impact of social support, or lack thereof, in workplace learning, such as mentoring, coaching, and socialization practices. The third section addresses collective learning in the workplace, looking at teams, knowledge productivity, and collaborative capability building.

Supporting the Workplace Learning of Vocational and Further Education Teachers

It is timely to have a book that focusses explicitly on supporting the workplace learning of teachers. This book addresses questions such as: What do VET and FE teachers learn in the workplace? What arrangements in the workplace support ...


Author: Susanne Francisco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000551457

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Supporting the Workplace Learning of Vocational and Further Education Teachers is written to help people understand the arrangements in a workplace that enable and constrain teacher learning – and then to do something about it. It provides an accessible, research based, and practical guide to making changes in the workplace to enable teacher learning. The book illustrates approaches to supporting workplace learning through the extensive use of vignettes from real teachers and real teaching workplaces. With a focus on mentoring as an important component of teacher learning, it introduces the concept of a trellis of practices together with approaches for developing arrangements in the workplace that support teacher learning. It also examines the spaces between the personal and the professional and how these can become Communicative Learning Spaces where professional learning occurs. The strategies and ideas provided in this book can be implemented at a whole-of-organisation, teaching department, small team, or individual level. An essential resource for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Further Education (FE) teachers and managers, as well as others who support teacher learning in the workplace, this book is written to help make a difference.

Digital Workplace Learning

Thus, the next section will first summarize how (informal) learning in the workplace can be supported and then introduce potentials of applying data analytics methods on (informal) workplace learning.


Author: Dirk Ifenthaler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319462158

Category: Education

Page: 325

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This book aims to provide insight into how digital technologies may bridge and enhance formal and informal workplace learning. It features four major themes: 1. Current research exploring the theoretical underpinnings of digital workplace learning. 2. Insights into available digital technologies as well as organizational requirements for technology-enhanced learning in the workplace. 3. Issues and challenges for designing and implementing digital workplace learning as well as strategies for assessments of learning in the workplace. 4. Case studies, empirical research findings, and innovative examples from organizations which successfully adopted digital workplace learning.

Workplace Learning in Teacher Education

For example, studies of the Collaborative Coaching and Learning (CCL) model in Boston (e.g. Donaldson and Neufeld ... Supporting. Workplace. Learning. in. Schools. in. England. CUREE's latest evidence about the state of maturity of ...


Author: Olwen McNamara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400778269

Category: Education

Page: 315

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This book explores teacher workplace learning from four different perspectives: social policy, international comparators, multi-professional stances/perspectives and socio-cultural theory. First, it considers the policy and practice context of professional learning in teacher education in England, and the rest of the UK, with particular reference to professional masters level provision. The importance of teachers’ and schools’ perceptions of improvement, development and learning, and the inherent tensions between individual, school and government priorities is explored. Second, the book considers models of teacher workplace learning to be found in international research and practice to explore what perspective they can bring to understanding policy and practice relating to workplace learning in the UK. Third, it draws on cross-professional analysis to get an intellectual and theoretical purchase on workplace learning by examining how insights from across the professions can provide us with useful perspectives on policy and practice. The analysis draws particularly on insights from medicine and educational psychology. Fourth, the book cross-fertilises research and practice across the field of education by drawing on insights from perspectives such as socio-cultural and activity theory and situated learning/cognition to discover what they can offer in analysing the theoretical and pedagogic underpinnings of teacher workplace learning. In short, the book offers a number of contexts for exploring how best to conceptualise and theorise learning in the workplace in order to generate evidence to inform policy and practice and facilitates the development of a more theoretically informed and robust model of workplace learning and teaching.

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace

Integrating e-learning with performance support: Workplace learning as extension of work. Paper Presented at the First International Conference on E-learning in the Workplace. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.


Author: Sean P. Goggins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461417408

Category: Education

Page: 333

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This book is an edited volume of case studies exploring the uptake and use of computer supported collaborative learning in work settings. This book fills a significant gap in the literature. A number of existing works provide empirical research on collaborative work practices (Lave & Wenger, 1987; Davenport, 2005), the sharing of information at work (Brown & Duguid, 2000), and the development of communities of practice in workplace settings (Wenger, 1998). Others examine the munificent variation of information and communication technology use in the work place, including studies of informal social networks, formal information distribution and other socio-technical combinations found in work settings (Gibson & Cohen, 2003). Another significant thread of prior work is focused on computer supported collaborative learning, much of it investigating the application of computer support for learning in the context of traditional educational institutions, like public schools, private schools, colleges and tutoring organizations. Exciting new theories of how knowledge is constructed by groups (Stahl, 2006), how teachers contribute to collaborative learning (reference to another book in the series) and the application of socio-technical scripts for learning is explicated in book length works on CSCL. Book length empirical work on CSCW is widespread, and CSCL book length works are beginning to emerge with greater frequency. We distinguish CSCL at Work from prior books written under the aegis of training and development, or human resources more broadly. The book aims to fill a void between existing works in CSCW and CSCL, and will open with a chapter characterizing the emerging application of collaborative learning theories and practices to workplace learning. CSCL and CSCW research each make distinct and important contributions to the construction of collaborative workplace learning.

Workplace Learning Leadership

Again, being that we're a small organization ... we support it. It goes back to the fact that we are all curious—our office manager is curious! We all enjoy learning, talking, sharing. That's the organization that Karen Hyman [former ...


Author: Lori Reed

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838910825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

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In this practical resource, leading workplace trainers Reed and Signorelli offer guidance on improving the effectiveness of training programs.

Improving Workplace Learning

The evidence from our research suggests that, due to the absence of wider institutional structures supporting workplace learning, there is weak support at this level for the development of expansive learning environments in the ...


Author: Karen Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134196531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Across the western world, there is a growing awareness of the importance of workplace learning, seen at the level of national and international policy, as well as in the developing practices of employers, training providers and Trades Unions. Authoritative, accessible, and appealing, it presents key findings on work-based learning, bringing together conclusions and investigating a variety of workplace contexts to show how such learning can be improved. An extensive practical treatment, brought to life with illustrations from both the public and private sectors, this book has a unique combination of breadth of coverage and depth of understanding. Grounded in rich and detailed empirical studies, this volume challenges conventional thinking. An important new addition to the Improving Learning series, it focuses on guidelines for improving learning by marrying the very best theory and practice to provide an accessible and authoritative guide to workplace learning. Practitioners, policy makers, students and academics with an interest in learning at work will find this an invaluable addition to their bookshelves.

The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning

Organizational Readiness for Workplace Learning A number of participants in my study expressed feelings of being overwhelmed by their research projects when they returned to their workplaces. They became used to the support provided to ...


Author: Vanessa Hammler Kenon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119227809

Category: Education

Page: 656

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Inclusive Guide Provides Practical Applications for Workplace Education Theory from Diverse Perspectives The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning explores the field of workplace education using contributions from both experts and emerging scholars in industry and academia. Unlike many previously published titles on the subject, the Handbook focuses on offering readers a truly global overview of workplace learning at a price point that makes it accessible for independent researchers and Human Resources professionals. Designed to strike a balance between theory and practice, the Handbook provides a wealth of information on foundational topics, theoretical frameworks, current and emerging trends, technological updates, implementation strategies, and research methodologies. Chapters covering recent research illustrate the importance of workplace learning topics ranging from meditation to change management, while others give pragmatic and replicable applications for the design, promotion, and implementation of impactful learning opportunities for employees at any company, regardless of industry. A sampling of topics addressed includes: “Using an Experiential Learning Model to Design an Assessment Framework for Workplace Learning” “Measuring Innovative Thinking and Acting Skills as Workplace-Related Professional Competence” Multiple chapters specifically addressing international business, such as “Competency in Globalization and Intercultural Communication”, “Global Strategic Planning” and “Global Talent Management” Research and recommendations on bridging generational and cultural divides as well as addressing employee learning disabilities With its impressive breadth of coverage and focus on real-world problem solving, this volume serves as a comprehensive tool for examining and improving practices in global workplace learning. It will prove to be a valuable resource for students and recent graduates entering the workforce and for those working in Human Resources and related fields.