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Developing pedagogies for the contemporary workplace

Fuller, Alison and Unwin, Lorna (2002) Developing pedagogies for the contemporary workplace In, Evans, Karen, Hodkinson, Phil and Unwin, Lorna (eds.) Working to Learn: Transforming Learning in the Workplace. London, GB, Kogan Page pp. 92-111.

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In this chapter, the authors explore how incidences of 'formal' teaching regularly take place in the workplace as employees share their skills and knowledge. The traditional apprenticeship concepts of 'novice' and 'expert' are challenged by the presentation of research data which reveals that apprentices are often found teaching older workers in the workplace. The authors suggest that pedagogical skills can be found in all types of workplaces, at all levels in an organisation, and that they are not restricted by age. The first section of the chapter examines five dominant theories of workplace learning and pedagogy; the second explores the distribution of knowledge and skills in the workplace; the third provides initial findings from the authors' research in the steel industry in the United Kingdom; and the final section considers the implications of this research for organisations and the direction of future research on learning at work.

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Published date: March 2002


Local EPrints ID: 58531
ISBN: 0749436859
PURE UUID: 25d3c70f-2cac-43e1-8df1-7d12772b252a

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Date deposited: 15 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:26

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Author: Alison Fuller
Author: Lorna Unwin
Editor: Karen Evans
Editor: Phil Hodkinson
Editor: Lorna Unwin

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