• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This Handbook provides a state-of –the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field , which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad–based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state.

Research and Practice
Research and practice
Introduction

An extensive and intense agenda for researching work, workplaces and the way individuals and organizations benefit and interact through this research work, has been built up internationally for over two decades with increasing vigour. The reflexive relationships between research and practice are yielding significant insights and development.

Section 2 explores this reflexive relationship by showing how international research themes and associated theories are reflected, contested and reconstructed in the ways in which people across the globe are investigating and developing practice at local/national levels. The contributions in this section have been selected to show how different social, cultural and organizational/institutional contexts of work and learning impact on the development of practice, and how the lessons learned from researching the diversity of ...

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