Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Work, Subjectivity and Learning

Understanding Learning through Working Life

Editors: Billett, Stephen, Fenwick, Tara, Somerville, Margaret (Eds.)

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In recent year, efforts to understand learning for and throughout working life have moved away from a focus on workplace training to concerns about learning as a component and outcome of engaging in work and work-related activities and interactions. This shift acknowledges a broader set of workplace factors that shape workers’ learning and development. Yet equally, it acknowledges that this learning through engagement is also necessarily shaped by the diverse ways that individuals elect to engage or participate in workplace activities. Central here is the issue of individuals’ subjectivity and how this is shaped by but shapes engagement in work and, therefore, what learning flows from their participation. It is in considering the relations among subjectivity, learning and work that it is possible to advance both the conceptual and procedural bases for understanding learning through and for working life. Moreover, the focus on relations among subjectivity, work and learning represents a point of convergence for diverse disciplinary traditions and practices that are provided by the book’s contributors. In this way, the contributions represent something of the emerging perspectives that are elaborating the complex relations among subjectivity, work and learning, and circumstances in which they are played out.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Work, Subjectivity and Learning

    Pages 1-20

    Billett, Stephen

  • Escaping/Becoming Subjects: Learning to Work the Boundaries in Boundaryless Work

    Pages 21-36

    Fenwick, Tara

  • Subjected Bodies, or Embodied Subjects: Subjectivity and Learning Safety at Work

    Pages 37-52

    Somerville, Margaret

  • Learning and Experience

    Pages 53-67

    Olesen, Henning Salling

  • Dressing Corporate Subjectivities: Learning What to Wear to the Bank

    Pages 69-85

    Church, Kathryn (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Work, Subjectivity and Learning
Book Subtitle
Understanding Learning through Working Life
Editors
  • Stephen Billett
  • Tara Fenwick
  • Margaret Somerville
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5360-3
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5360-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5359-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7352-5
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 276
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