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Mimetic Learning at Work

Learning in the Circumstances of Practice

Authors: Billett, Stephen

  • Addresses a topic that is of interest to workplaces, governments, and professional bodies
  • Presents a fresh conception of learning through practice
  • Draws upon extensive empirical work and diverse theoretical contributions
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​The concept of mimetic learning at work is outlined and elaborated in this text. That elaboration consists of an account of how securing occupational capacities has been primary associated with learning processes and an explanation of those processes. Much, and probably most, of the learning and development across individuals working lives occurs outside of circumstances of direct guidance or instruction. Yet, recent considerations of individuals’ epistemologies and developments form anthropology and cognitive science suggest that current explanations about individuals’ contributions to learning at and through work are incomplete. So, there is need for an emphasis on individuals’ processes of learning, both within and outside of situations of guidance by more experienced workers, needs to be more fully understood, and accepted as being person dependent. Contributions from anthropology, developmental studies, and cognitive neuroscience now augment those from sociocultural theory.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Mimetic Learning in and for Work

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 1-21

  • Learning Through Practice Across Human History

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 23-39

  • Work-Life Learning as Mimetic

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 41-60

  • Supporting Mimetic Learning: Practice Curriculum, Pedagogies and Epistemologies

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 61-81

  • Implications for Practice

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 83-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mimetic Learning at Work
Book Subtitle
Learning in the Circumstances of Practice
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09277-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09277-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-09276-8
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 107
Topics