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Professional and Practice-based Learning

Discourses on Professional Learning

On the Boundary Between Learning and Working

Editors: Harteis, Christian, Rausch, Andreas, Seifried, Jürgen (Eds.)

  • Provides a general approach to analyse and elaborate on learning processes within work environments
  • Presents competing theoretical and methodological approaches to exploring workplace learning
  • Collates recent empirical research on professional learning within the scientific community
  • Offers a compact outline of research on professional and workplace learning
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About this book

This book analyses and elaborates on learning processes within work environments and explores professional learning. It presents research indicating general characteristics of the work environment that support learning, as well as barriers to workplace learning. Themes of professional development, lifelong learning and business organisation emerge through the chapters and contributions explore theoretical and empirical analyses on the boundary between working and learning in various contexts and with various methodological approaches.

Readers will discover how current workplace learning approaches can emphasise the learning potential of the work environment and how workplaces can combine the application of competence that is working, with its acquisition or learning. Through these chapters, we learn about the educational challenge to design workplaces as environments of rich learning potential without neglecting business demands.

Expert authors explore how learning and working are both to be considered as two common aspects of an individual’s activity. Complexity, significance, integrity and variety of assigned work tasks as well as scope of action, interaction and feedback within its processing, turn out to be crucial work characteristics, amongst others revealed in these chapters.

Part of the Professional and Practice-based Learning series, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in workplaces as learning environments: those within government, community or business agencies and within the research communities in education, psychology, sociology and business management will find it of great interest.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Discourses on Professional Learning: On the Boundary Between Learning and Working

    Harteis, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

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  • Informal Learning in Workplaces: Understanding Learning Culture as a Challenge for Organizational and Individual Development

    Fischer, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

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  • Agentic Behaviour at Work: Crafting Learning Experiences

    Goller, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 25-44

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  • The Practice of Professional Agency and the Emergence of Collaborative Creativity in Developmental Staff Meetings

    Forsman, Panu (et al.)

    Pages 45-74

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  • Mediating Learning at Work: Personal Mediations of Social and Brute Facts

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 75-93

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7011-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0678-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourses on Professional Learning
Book Subtitle
On the Boundary Between Learning and Working
Editors
  • Christian Harteis
  • Andreas Rausch
  • Jürgen Seifried
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7012-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7012-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7011-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0678-8
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 395
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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