Learning and Identity Development at Work

  • Alan BrownEmail author
  • Jenny Bimrose


Brown and Bimrose map changing ideas about the development of identities at work and then outline two models of learning for supporting identity development at work. The most recent model by Brown and Bimrose draws attention to three representations of key factors influencing learning and identity development at work. The first representation views learning as a process of identity development: ‘learning as becoming’. The second way learning and identity development can be represented is as occurring across four domains: relational development; cognitive development; practical development and emotional development. Learning may involve development in one or more domains. The third way that learning and identity development at work can be represented acknowledges that learning takes place in the context of opportunity structures within which individuals operate.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Employment ResearchUniversity of WarwickCoventryEngland, UK

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