Supporting Learning Across Working Life

Models, Processes and Practices

  • Stephen Billett
  • Darryl Dymock
  • Sarojni Choy

Part of the Professional and Practice-based Learning book series (PPBL, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Supporting Learning Across Working Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Models, Processes and Practices for Supporting Lengthening Working Lives Internationally

  4. Towards a National Model of Continuing Education and Training: An Australian Case Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Sarojni Choy, Stephen Billett, Darryl Dymock
      Pages 213-229
    3. Mark Tyler, Darryl Dymock, Amanda Henderson
      Pages 249-265
    4. Sarojni Choy, Raymond Smith
      Pages 267-285
  5. Learning Across Working Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Stephen Billett, Darryl Dymock, Sarojni Choy
      Pages 289-312
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book


This volume considers, rethinks and reorganizes how support for learning across working life can be best conceptualized, organized and enacted. It considers educational and learning support processes that include approaches that fit well within working lives and workplaces, and support work and learning as a co-occurrence. These are the key focuses for individual and collective contributions to this edited volume, which provide discussions about what constitutes learning across working lives and how this differs from lifelong learning and lifelong education. Accounts of learning across the working lives of social workers, doctors working in hospitals and in general practice, teaching, aviation, nursing, mining, aged care and more. These accounts advance a range of ways in which workers’ learning across working lives is being supported and how this support is also linked to other changes, such as to the occupational practice in which they engage.


Adult education Continuing education Employability Errors at work Learning from errors Lifelong learning Professional autonomy Professional development Professional learning Vocational learning Vocational training Workplace learning Workplace reflection worklife learning lifelong education continuing education and training

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Billett
    • 1
  • Darryl Dymock
    • 2
  • Sarojni Choy
    • 3
  1. 1.Education and Professional StudiesGriffith UniversityMt GravattAustralia
  2. 2.School of Education and ProfessionaGriffith UniversityMt GravattAustralia
  3. 3.School of Education and ProfessionaGriffith UniversityMt GravattAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29017-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29019-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2210-5549
  • Series Online ISSN 2210-5557
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