Professional and Practice-based Learning

Agency at Work

An Agentic Perspective on Professional Learning and Development

Editors: Goller, Michael, Paloniemi, Susanna (Eds.)

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  • Clarifies the theoretical discussions on agency in work contexts
  • Provides an overview over the current methodological approaches
  • Integrates a range of different concepts related to work agency
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The present book collects, integrates, and discusses the range of perspectives and discourses on agency at work. In addition, the book compiles the empirical research that has been generated by various perspectives. The chapters deal with the relationship between (a) agency at work, and (b) professional learning and development. They encompass a wide variety of working life domains and/or contexts, and are based on a broad range of epistemological and theoretical standpoints. 

This volume is not only thought to bring together current research, but also to foster the contemporary discourse on workplace agency a few steps further. Although the book strongly focuses on research originating in the field of workplace learning, its contents may be of interest to researchers from other scientific domains, such as socio-cognitive and development psychology, organisational behaviour, leadership, economics, life-course research, and philosophy.

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“This book will provide food for thought for researchers with interests in agency, workplace learning and career development.” (Xiaolei Ruan, The Asian EFL Journal, Vol. 24 (1), January, 2020)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Agency at Work, Learning and Professional Development: An Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Goller, Michael (et al.)

  • Bounded Agency in Professional Lives

    Pages 17-36

    Evans, Karen

  • Intrapreneurship Competence as a Manifestation of Work Agency: A Systematic Literature Review

    Pages 37-65

    Wiethe-Körprich, Michaela (et al.)

  • Three Aspects of Epistemological Agency: The Socio-personal Construction of Work-Learning

    Pages 67-84

    Smith, Raymond

  • Human Agency at Work: Towards a Clarification and Operationalisation of the Concept

    Pages 85-103

    Goller, Michael (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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Softcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agency at Work
Book Subtitle
An Agentic Perspective on Professional Learning and Development
Editors
  • Michael Goller
  • Susanna Paloniemi
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60943-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60943-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60942-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86964-3
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 484
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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