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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.

Theories of Work, Place and Learning: New Directions
Theories of work, place and learning: New directions
Introduction

The first decade of the twenty-first century may or may not be the harbinger of incredible change and global difference among the many peoples and nations that saw such advances that were achieved in the twentieth century. Globalization, that late twentieth century spectre of either connected intercultural and cross-cultural development, or the single greatest threat to harmony and autonomy, for example, may in fact be a non-event by the mid twenty-first century. To some, this last statement may be heretical, yet early in this century we have seen the financial markets melt down in late 2008 and various other effects of too great an interconnectedness, as the world notes that ...

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