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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.

Subjectivity, Self and Personal Agency in Learning Through and for Work
Subjectivity, self and personal agency in learning through and for work

The central role and significance of the self and personal agency is now being accounted for within explanations of workplace learning. Here, these contributions to understanding workplace learning are identified and discussed. In particular, this chapter elaborates a view of learning premised upon individuals’ construal (i.e. perception or making meaning of) and construction of (i.e. generating knowledge) what is afforded them in workplace settings. This process is explained as comprising a relational interdependence between personal and social factors and contributions. This elaboration is aimed to inform both workplace pedagogies and personal epistemologies at and for work. The key argument is that what constitutes work ...

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