This article presents a theoretical and methodological framework for understanding and researching learning in the workplace. The workplace is viewed in a societal context and the learner is viewed as more than an employee in order to understand the learning process in relation to the learner's life history.Moreover we will explain the need to establish a 'double view' by examining learning in the workplace both as an objective and as a subjective reality. The article is mainly theoretical, but can also be of interest to practitioners who wish to understand learning in the workplace both in a wider societal perspective and from the employees' subjective perspective.
|Title of host publication||Meaning, relevance and variation : Research in adult, higher and popular education and work-life learning|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||Meaning, relevance and variation - Second Nordic Conference on Adult Learning - Linköping, Sweden|
Duration: 17 Apr 2007 → 19 Apr 2007
Conference number: 2
|Conference||Meaning, relevance and variation - Second Nordic Conference on Adult Learning|
|Period||17/04/2007 → 19/04/2007|
Bibliographical noteProceeding published on CD-ROM
The CD is a part of the conference proceedings and contains 20 full papers.
Jørgensen, C. H., & Warring, N. (2007). Researching workplace learning: the need for a double view. In S. Evertsson (Ed.), Meaning, relevance and variation: Research in adult, higher and popular education and work-life learning (pp. 1-21). Linköpings universitet.