Researching workplace learning: the need for a double view

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMeaning, relevance and variation : Research in adult, higher and popular education and work-life learning
    EditorsSofia Evertsson
    Number of pages21
    PublisherLinköpings universitet
    Publication date2007
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventMeaning, relevance and variation - Second Nordic Conference on Adult Learning - Linköping, Sweden
    Duration: 17 Apr 200719 Apr 2007
    Conference number: 2


    ConferenceMeaning, relevance and variation - Second Nordic Conference on Adult Learning

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    Proceeding published on CD-ROM
    The CD is a part of the conference proceedings and contains 20 full papers.


    • learning
    • work
    • method
    • epistemology

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