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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.

Rethinking Work-Based Learning: For Education Professionals and Professionals Who Educate
Rethinking work-based learning: For education professionals and professionals who educate
Introduction

Work-based learning (WBL) is, at root, about relationships between the two fundamental human and social processes of working and learning. Different discourses about what these relationships can and should be are dominant at different times. The first challenge for professionals who aim to educate through the interplay of these two processes is to clarify the versions and values of WBL to which they subscribe. Any attempt to define the nature and scope of work-based learning brings oppositions, tensions and exclusions to the fore in ways that are far from resolution despite a burgeoning literature. This chapter argues that the relationships between work and learning have to ...

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