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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.

Beyond the Workplace: Learning in the Lifeplace
Beyond the workplace: Learning in the lifeplace
Introduction

Lifeplace Learning is ‘Learning that encompasses knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitude acquired, being acquired or to be acquired throughout life, irrespective of when, where, why and how it was, is or will be learned’ (Harris, 2008: 1). It is an all-encompassing view of learning and we believe it is the innovative, new approach needed for twenty-first century education. Although we readily recognize that there has been much progress in developing modern education, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies, lifelong learning, widening participation and social inclusion, it appears to us that most development is mainly based on traditional, on-campus, didactic systems with little formal recognition that such development could be underpinned by allowing accreditation ...

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