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Discourses on Professional Learning

On the Boundary Between Learning and Working

  • Provides a general approach to analyse and elaborate on learning processes within work environments

  • Presents competing theoretical and methodological approaches to exploring workplace learning

  • Collates recent empirical research on professional learning within the scientific community

  • Offers a compact outline of research on professional and workplace learning

Part of the book series: Professional and Practice-based Learning (PPBL, volume 9)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Discourses on Professional Learning: On the Boundary Between Learning and Working

    • Christian Harteis, Andreas Rausch, Jürgen Seifried
    Pages 1-7
  3. Analytic Perspective 1 – Learning in Work Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Agentic Behaviour at Work: Crafting Learning Experiences

      • Michael Goller, Stephen Billett
      Pages 25-44
    3. Error Climate and How Individuals Deal with Errors in the Workplace

      • Alexander Baumgartner, Jürgen Seifried
      Pages 95-111
    4. Reflection and Reflective Behaviour in Work Teams

      • Thomas Schley, Marianne van Woerkom
      Pages 113-139
  4. Analytic Perspective 2 – Work as Learning Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141
    2. Learning in Response to Workplace Change

      • Mark A. Tyler, Sarojni Choy, Raymond Smith, Darryl Dymock
      Pages 159-175
    3. Grasping Learning During Internships: The Case of Engineering Education

      • David Gijbels, Christian Harteis, Vincent Donche, Piet van den Bossche, Steffi Maes, Katrin Temmen
      Pages 177-188
    4. Developing Medical Capacities and Dispositions Through Practice-Based Experiences

      • Jennifer Cleland, Joseph Leaman, Stephen Billett
      Pages 211-230
  5. Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253
    2. Social Network Analyses of Learning at Workplaces

      • Tuire Palonen, Kai Hakkarainen
      Pages 293-315

About this book

This book analyses and elaborates on learning processes within work environments and explores professional learning. It presents research indicating general characteristics of the work environment that support learning, as well as barriers to workplace learning. Themes of professional development, lifelong learning and business organisation emerge through the chapters, and contributions explore theoretical and empirical analyses on the boundary between working and learning in various contexts and with various methodological approaches. 
Readers will discover how current workplace learning approaches can emphasise the learning potential of the work environment and how workplaces can combine the application of competence, that is working, with its acquisition or learning. Through these chapters, we learn about the educational challenge to design workplaces as environments of rich learning potential without neglecting business demands. 
Expert authors explore how learning and working are both to be considered as two common aspects of an individual’s activity. Complexity, significance, integrity, and variety of assigned work tasks as well as scope of action, interaction, and feedback within its processing, turn out to be crucial work characteristics, amongst others revealed in these chapters. 
Part of the Professional and Practice-based Learning series, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in workplaces as learning environments: those within government, community or business agencies and within the research communities in education, psychology, sociology, and business management will find it of great interest.

Keywords

  • Business education
  • Business organisation
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Professional education
  • Work Environment
  • Work and learning
  • error learning processes
  • learning organizations
  • practice-based learning
  • professional learning
  • work agency
  • workplace learning
  • learning and instruction

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Educational Science, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

    Christian Harteis

  • Department of Business Education and Educational Management, University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany

    Andreas Rausch

  • Economics and Business Education II, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

    Jürgen Seifried

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-7012-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)