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Learning in the Workplace (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

Edited by Victoria Marsick


218 pages

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The nature of the workplace and the workforce has changed rapidly in post-industrial society. Most workers are now facing the need for high levels of preparatory education, retraining for new jobs and the ability to continue learning at work in order to keep up with new developments.

The book, first published in 1987, argues that training in the workplace often fails because it is based on conditions that no longer prevail in modern organisations. The mechanistic approach of the behaviourist paradigm, it is argued, views the organisation as a machine and training as the preparation of workers for machine-like work according to their levels in the hierarchy, much as on an assembly line. The humanists’ advocation of collaborative learning has changed but not fundamentally altered this conception.

This book will be of interest to students of education and business management.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1: An Emerging Paradigm; 1. New Paradigms for Learning in the Workplace 2. Management Workshop: Toward a New Paradigm; Part 2: Organizations as Learning Environments; 3. Organizations as Clarifying Learning Environments 4. Learning Participation: The Worker’s Viewpoint; Part 3: Informal Learning in the Workplace; 5. Self-Directed Learning in Industry 6. Mentoring as a Learning Experience 7. Training Master Teachers to Mentor 8. Coaching: Collegial Learning in Schools; Part 4: Implications for Research and Practice; 9. Approaches to Studying Learning in the Workplace 10. Applications to Practice; About the Authors; Index

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

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Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education
EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education
EDUCATION / Professional Development