Professional and Practice-based Learning

Human Fallibility

The Ambiguity of Errors for Work and Learning

Editors: Bauer, Johannes, Harteis, Christian (Eds.)

  • Presents a systematic overview of the field of human fallibility with a strong focus on learning theories
  • Offers the first research-based volume that integrates original theoretical and empirical works in the emerging field of investigating learning from errors in various professions
  • Focuses uniquely on the tension between error avoidance and the need of professionals to learn from error
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About this book

A curious ambiguity surrounds errors in professional working contexts: they must be avoided in case they lead to adverse (and potentially disastrous) results, yet they also hold the key to improving our knowledge and procedures. In a further irony, it seems that a prerequisite for circumventing errors is our remaining open to their potential occurrence and learning from them when they do happen. This volume, the first to integrate interdisciplinary perspectives on learning from errors at work, presents theoretical concepts and empirical evidence in an attempt to establish under what conditions professionals deal with errors at work productively—in other words, learn the lessons they contain. By drawing upon and combining cognitive and action-oriented approaches to human error with theories of adult, professional, and workplace learning this book provides valuable insights which can be applied by workers and professionals. It includes systematic theoretical frameworks for explaining learning from errors in daily working life, methodologies and research instruments that facilitate the measurement of that learning, and empirical studies that investigate relevant determinants of learning from errors in different professions. Written by an international group of distinguished researchers from various disciplines, the chapters paint a comprehensive picture of the current state of the art in research on human fallibility and (learning from) errors at work.

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“‘Human Fallibility’ offers an up-to-date compilation of varying perspectives, methods, and results of the relations between errors, work, and learning in several contexts. … the editors deliver an up-to-date overview of a wide range of issues and methods related to learning from errors. … The book also reveals several ways of furthering the development of the field. … ‘Human Fallibility’ offers more than just a starting point.” (Andreas Rausch, Vacations and Learning, Vol. 7, 2014)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Ambiguity of Errors for Work and Learning: Introduction to the Volume

    Bauer, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Errors and Learning from Errors at Work

    Billett, Stephen

    Pages 17-32

  • Tracing Outcomes of Learning from Errors on the Level of Knowledge

    Gartmeier, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • Towards a Theory of Negative Knowledge (NK): Almost-Mistakes as Drivers of Episodic Memory Amplification

    Oser, Fritz K. (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

  • Professional Knowledge Is (Also) Knowledge About Errors

    Gruber, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-3941-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9244-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Fallibility
Book Subtitle
The Ambiguity of Errors for Work and Learning
Editors
  • Johannes Bauer
  • Christian Harteis
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3941-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3941-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3940-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9244-9
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 282
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