Learning, Work and Practice: New Understandings

  • Paul Gibbs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Marianna Papastephanou
      Pages 107-119
    3. Svend Brinkmann, Lene Tanggaard
      Pages 147-163
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Mesut Akdere, Jackleen M. Salem
      Pages 207-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-221

About this book


This book’s original contribution to a crowded literature on work and learning will attract strong international interest. Its focus on the philosophy of learning at work brings a fresh perspective on a topic normally viewed through psychological, anthropological and sociological eyes. It assembles a host of internationally recognized scholars who reflect on the various philosophies of work-based learning.

Full of distinctive and original contributions that provide perceptive insights into the subject, the work will be a practical support to teachers, trainers and researchers at the same time as it gives readers a clear philosophical grounding in learning at work. It is, however, not simply a book about philosophy, but a gazetteer of approaches to education in work that will sustain and inspire those who provide, engage in, and support the learning of new knowledge and skills in the workplace. With adaptability to new employment opportunities so vital to existing workers, the authors stand behind continued provision of work-based learning in the face of tightening economic constraints.


Aristotle Badiou Dewey Foucault Heidegger capability philosophy of education practice-based learning professional education professional learning vocational education work based studies workplace diversity workplace learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Gibbs
    • 1
  1. 1., Institute for Work Based LearningMiddlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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