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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.

Workplace Learning in the Knowledge Economy: The Development of Vocational Practice and Social Capital
Workplace learning in the knowledge economy: The development of vocational practice and social capital
Introduction

This chapter provides an account of the development of a bespoke vocational training programme, indicative of the trends in workplace learning undertaken by specialist areas of endeavour, in this case, the creative and cultural sector. Similarly Mulder and Guliker in their chapter on training for the floriculture industry in Africa, identified the importance of the development of specialized programmes for niche industries. These programmes have been developed with a strong commitment to learning in the workplace. The major role of the creative and cultural (C&C) sector which contributes advertising, architecture, art and antiques markets, computer and video games, ...

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