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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.

Researching Workplace Learning in the United States
Researching workplace learning in the United States
Researching Workplace Learning in the United States

The term workplace learning is not used widely in the United States. Workplace learning is replacing the more narrow term, training. It is an appealing umbrella term because it helps us re-think the way we study how people learn for the betterment of themselves, their work groups, and their organizations. Workplace learning sits at the intersection of organization behavior — theories and knowledge about the workplace — and learning — theories and knowledge about how people learn, i.e., what causes learning, the nature of its facilitation, or what motivates learners. Table 14.1 offers a sampling of workplace learning definitions, illustrating terminology that US researchers have used ...

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