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Editors: Geraldine Castleton, Rod Gerber and Hitendra Pillay
Book Description:
Closely linked to the concepts of growth and globalisation is the increasing recognition being given to the importance of the workplace as a site of learning. The value of the book rests in the fact that this framework does not have its foundations in just one academic discipline, but rather provides a range of perspectives drawn from psychology, social psychology, sociology and critical theory. The purpose is to move away from a unidimensional understanding of workplaces and workplace learning to provide a different standpoint from which to better appreciate the diversity and complexity of learning in the workplace.

This new and significant book is divided into four inter-related sections, with each section contributing to the evidence-base referred to earlier by offering informed considerations of the following questions: What kinds of contextual issues impact on workplace learning, and what are the implications of these for improving workplace learning? What kinds of knowledge are required for contemporary work, and what implications are derived from these for improving workplace learning? What models and case studies exist that reflect practices for improving workplace learning?; and, What consideration of directions for future action to improve workplace learning can be made?

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Introduction
Geraldine Castleton, Rod Gerber and Hitendra Pillay

Part 1 : Contextual Issues for Improving Workplace Learning

1. Learning at Work: Organisational readiness and individual engagement; pp. 3-19
(Stephen Billett)

2. Essence of engagement: Social capital in workplace learning; pp. 21-34
(Ian Falk)

3. Learning and knowing in workplaces: How do people learn in their work?; pp. 35-45
(Rod Gerber)

4. Gender perspectives in workplace learning; pp. 47-62
(Margaret Somerville)

5. Trades Union representations in workplace language and literacy in the United Kingdom; pp. 63-76
(Christine Holland)

Part 2: Knowledge required for work: Implications for learning

6. Distributed cognition: Understanding tensions embedded in workplace knowledge and skills; pp. 79-90
(Hitendra Pillay)

7. Contextual knowledge and learning processes at work; pp.91-105
(Esa Poikela, Annikki Jarvinen, Kirsi Heikkila and Kati Tikkamaki)

8. Re-framing competence development at work; pp. 107-121
(Jorgen Sandberg and Gloria Dall’Alba)

9. Practical knowledge in workplace learning; pp. 123-134
(Rod Gerber)

10. Putting language, literacy and learning to work: Exploring (emerging discourses); pp. 135-150
(Geraldine Castleton)

11. Numeracy for empowerment in the workplace; pp. 151-167
(Gail Fitzsimons)

Part 3: Models and Case Studies of innovative learning in workplaces

12. Towards creating a collective executive leadership and learning process; pp. 171-188
(Patricia Duffy Atkin)

13. Formal and informal learning opportunities of First-Line Nurse Managers
(Karran Thorpe) pp. 189-199

14. Contradictions in lean production – Commitment and resignation; pp. 201-216
(Per-Ola Boernfelt)

15. The interface of mentoring with management and human resource development in today’s organizations; pp. 217-230
(Charles Oaklief)

16. Problem-based learning in the engineering workplace; pp. 231-243
(Heather Stonyer and Lex Marshall)

17. Self-evaluation as a support for workplace learning; pp. 245-257
(Jan Holmer and Mats Eriksson)

Part 4: Directions in workplace learning

18. Self-driven workers as life-long learners; PP. 261-269
(Rod Gerber)

19. Conclusions: Challenges for improving workplace learning; PP. 271-279
(Geraldine Castleton, Rod Gerber and Hitendra Pillay)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 978-1-59454-566-5
   Status: AV
  
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FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
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AP At Press
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