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Worlds within Worlds: The Relationship between Context and Pedagogy in the Workplace

Unwin, Lorna, Felstead, Alan, Fuller, Alison, Lee, Tracey, Butler, Peter and Ashton, David (2005) Worlds within Worlds: The Relationship between Context and Pedagogy in the Workplace. Other. University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. (Unpublished)

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    This paper explores the different ways in which people engage in
    teaching and learning in the workplace. There is now much more
    awareness of the symbiotic relationship between workplace
    learning, the organisation of work, level of employee
    involvement, and organisational performance, and the broader
    economic, regulatory, and social context, within which
    organisations have to operate. The paper argues that we have to
    identify and take serious account of the contextual factors
    (external and internal) which affect all organisations as these are
    central to developing our understanding of the nature of
    pedagogical practice within any workplace setting. By closely
    examining the nature and impact of these contextual factors, we
    can gain greater insight into the mystery of why organisations
    adopt different practices and why they create such different
    learning environments. The paper draws on our tentative initial
    findings from the Learning as Work project and includes
    vignettes from both the public and private sectors to highlight the
    issues raised.

    Item Type: Monograph (Other)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    M Music and Books on Music > M Music
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 10:04
    Last Modified: 31 Aug 2010 10:04


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