Judgements as a basis for informal workplace learning - preliminary research findings

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dc.contributor.author Johnsson, MC
dc.contributor.author Athanasou, J
dc.contributor.author Hager, P
dc.contributor.editor Hager, P
dc.contributor.editor Hawke, G
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:13:40Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning RWL4 2005, 2005, pp. 1 - 10
dc.identifier.isbn 1 920754 97 0
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1465
dc.description.abstract Informal learning can be broadly characterised as learning found in everyday opportunities where learners interact with the world around them. It can be distinguished from formal learning where the purpose, structure and content for learning are imposed on the learner. When informal learning occurs in the context of work or organised settings, factors such as performance, practice, sociocultural dynamics and situational context influence its nature and quality. Previous research by Beckett, Hager and Halliday (Beckett, 1996; Beckett & Hager, 2000, 2002; Hager, 2001; Halliday & Hager, 2002) asserts that productive informal learning is better characterised as a growing capacity to make contextual-sensitive judgements - a discretionary and discriminating process that involves holistic and embodied knowing. Our paper reports on progress in an Australian Research Council funded Discovery project designed to test this judgement-as-learning approach. Detailed case studies of critical incidents in a range of workplaces are being constructed and the learning or otherwise by key players involved in these incidents is being elucidated and analysed. This empirical investigation provides a means of analysing significant workplace events in order to develop a model of informal learning and an associated theory of practice. The paper outlines the overall project rationale and discusses findings from one initial case study. Additional findings from other case studies developed after submission of this paper, will be presented and discussed at the conference.
dc.publisher OVAL, UTS
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isreplacedby 10453/30669
dc.relation.isreplacedby http://hdl.handle.net/10453/30669
dc.subject Workplace learning, informal learning, judgements
dc.title Judgements as a basis for informal workplace learning - preliminary research findings
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning RWL4 2005
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Conference on Researching Work and Learning
dc.conference.location en_US
dc.for 1399 Other Education
dc.personcode 997782 en_US
dc.personcode 910329 en_US
dc.personcode 890323 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Other Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom International Conference on Researching Work and Learning en_US
dc.date.activity 20051212 en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-12-12
dc.location.activity Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Workplace learning, informal learning, judgements en_US
dc.staffid 890323 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:11:52+10:00]
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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