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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.

Issues and Futures
Issues and futures
Introduction

Orville and Wilber Wright were successful aviators because they were the first to consider their problem a systems problem as they identified three interconnected facts of flight in their observations of birds. The Wright Brothers were the first to come to understand that before a bicycle could fly, you had to figure out how to:

  • Get it in the air.
  • Keep it in the air.
  • Make it go where you want.

Section III is all about creating environments in which learning can fly. In this section, you'll find some thinking by some serious scholar-practitioners who describe approaches and document opportunities and challenges related to understanding ‘work’ as a both a source of knowledge creation and the enabler of learning. There's a ...

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