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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.

Informal Learning at Work: Conditions, Processes and Logics
Informal learning at work: Conditions, processes and logics
Introduction

Over the last two decades, there has been an increasing interest in research on learning in work and the workplace as a site for learning (e.g. Boud and Garrick, 1999; Evans et al., 2002; Nijhof and Niuwenhuis, 2008). In spite of this development, it is clear that the field of workplace learning still has a diverse and in certain respects contested character (e.g. Fenwick, 2006). However, there are also converging lines of research within the field. One example is the interest in research on the integration of work and learning, and a focus on workplace learning, not as activities that are separated from work, but rather as a more or ...

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