1st Edition

Flexible Learning, Human Resource and Organisational Development Putting Theory to Work

Edited By John Garrick, Viktor Jakupec Copyright 2000
    298 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    Recent challenges facing higher and tertiary education such as the impact of globalisation and the emergence of new technologies, have called for a radical reconceptualisation of the teaching-learning nexus.
    This book addresses contemporary contexts of flexible learning and its practices, and provides insights about directions in which education and training providers may be required to follow in order to implement flexible learning in a variety of settings. Key issues and debates include: work-place based learning. Topics covered include:
    * the social and economic dimensions of flexible learning and delivery
    * the implications of globalisation and internationalisation for higher education
    * flexible learning, knowledge and power
    * institutional strategies for implementing flexible learning and delivery
    * practising flexible learning through media and new technologies

    Foreword. Contributors. Setting the Scene for Flexible Learning A global society needs flexible learning Margaret Haughey. Digital technology and university sovereignty: compatibility or collision course? Ross Paul. Exploring the concept of flexibility Ted Nunan. The politics of flexible learning opportunities and challenges in a globalised world Viktor Jakupec. Putting the Theory To Work Reconfiguring institutional strategies for flexible learning and delivery John Bottomley. Managing institutional change and the pressures for new approaches to teaching and learning Bruce King. Forging policies in flexible learning Richard Edwards and Alan Tait. Implications of Flexible Learning for Practice 'Human' resource management, 'flexible' learning and difference: a feminist exploration Leonie Rowan. Pedagogical implications of flexible learning Mary Thorpe. Using media and technologies for flexible workplace learning David Hawkridge. Flexible delivery and flexible learning: developing flexible learners? Terry Evans . Flexible learning, post modernity and the contemporary workplace Robin Usher. Flexible learning, work and the management of 'intellectual' capital John Garrick. Conclusion Flexible learning, human resource development and the construction of 'working knowledge' John Garrick and Viktor Jakupec. Index.


    John Garrick, Viktor Jakupec