Learning, Work and Practice: New Understandings

Editors: Gibbs, Paul (Ed.)

  • Considers the subject from a range of philosophers’ perspectives
  • First serious collection of paper by acknowledged scholars in the field
  • Distinctive through the positioning of learning as edifying
  • Reveals insights to help develop practice
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This book’s original contribution to a crowded literature on work and learning will attract strong international interest. Its focus on the philosophy of learning at work brings a fresh perspective on a topic normally viewed through psychological, anthropological and sociological eyes. It assembles a host of internationally recognized scholars who reflect on the various philosophies of work-based learning. Full of distinctive and original contributions that provide perceptive insights into the subject, the work will be a practical support to teachers, trainers and researchers at the same time as it gives readers a clear philosophical grounding in learning at work. It is, however, not simply a book about philosophy, but a gazetteer of approaches to education in work that will sustain and inspire those who provide, engage in, and support the learning of new knowledge and skills in the workplace. With adaptability to new employment opportunities so vital to existing workers, the authors stand behind continued provision of work-based learning in the face of tightening economic constraints.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Thinking About Work in Work Based Learning

    Gibbs, Paul

    Pages 1-5

  • The Workplace as a Site of Learning: Reflections on the Conceptual Relationship Between Workplace and Learning

    Winch, Christopher

    Pages 9-19

  • The Role of On-the-Job and Off-the-Job Provision in Vocational Education and Training

    Lum, Gerard

    Pages 21-32

  • Tacit Knowledge and the Labour Process

    Lewis, Theodore

    Pages 33-50

  • Workplace Identity, Transition and the Role of Learning

    Hinchliffe, Geoffrey

    Pages 51-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning, Work and Practice: New Understandings
Editors
  • Paul Gibbs
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4759-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4759-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4758-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8322-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 224
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