Professional and Practice-based Learning

Supporting Workplace Learning

Towards Evidence-based Practice

Editors: Poell, Rob F., van Woerkom, Marianne (Eds.)

  • Presents perspectives on supporting workplace learning from different countries around the world The authors are outstanding scholars in the field of HRD and workplace learning Chapters present new empirical research in an area that has gained much attention from HRD practitioners over the last decade but is relatively under-researched empirically

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About this book

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.

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From the reviews:

“The book draws upon papers given at the 2006 European conference on Human Resource Development (HRD) Research and Practice. … this compilation of literature reviews and empirical studies will be a welcome source of current knowledge for HRD practitioners, workplace learning researchers, as well as adult education scholars who focus on theories of adult learning. The strength of the text comes from the diverse methodological approaches as well as the breadth of theoretical frameworks employed by the authors in each chapter.” (Shauna Butterwick, Educational Review, June, 2012)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Supporting Workplace Learning

    Poell, Rob F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Strategies of HRD Practitioners in Different Types of Organization: A Qualitative Study Among 18 South Australian HRD Practitioners

    Oostvogel, Karen (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Conceptualising Participation in Formal Training and Development Activities: A Planned Behaviour Approach

    Carbery, Ronan (et al.)

    Pages 27-45

  • Experiences of E-Learning and Its Delivery Among Learners Who Work: A Systematic Review

    Carroll, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

  • Managerial Coaching as a Workplace Learning Strategy

    Ellinger, Andrea D. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9109-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9108-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3513-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Supporting Workplace Learning
Book Subtitle
Towards Evidence-based Practice
Editors
  • Rob F. Poell
  • Marianne van Woerkom
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9109-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9109-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9108-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3513-2
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 234
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