Workplace learning refers to the types of changes and development that take place in contexts defined primarily by work, whether paid or unpaid. The key concern is what an individual or group learns from being active in a given working environment. Workplace learning can take the form of developing new skills or increased knowledge, and it can also refer to changes in disposition, perspective, and strategic thinking (among other things). This entry discusses the role of workplace learning in adults’ lives, the different approaches to workplace learning, and some key tensions around workplace learning.

The Role of Workplace Learning In Adults’ Lives

Many adults participate in more nonformal and informal learning in the workplace than they do elsewhere. Nonformal learning includes workshops and training that are ...

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