Workplace Learning

Looking into the perspectives of education, training and lifelong learning in the workplace are important aspects for those interested in education. It is also advisable to look outside healthcare for a lens into the sociology of work. Some key terms for workplace learning:

  • formal learning
  • informal informal
  • hierarchy
  • power
  • culture
  • teamwork
  • mentorship
  • role modelling
  • community of practice
  • simulation
  • experiential

This resources is to complement the post Workplace Training: Informal Learning?

Resources

To start an education research review on workplace learning:

Billett, S. (2002). Critiquing workplace learning discourses: participation and continuity at work. Studies in the Education of Adults, 34(1), 56-67.

Döös, M., & Wilhelmson, L. (2011). Collective learning: interaction and a shared action arena. Journal of Workplace learning23(8), 487-500.

Ellström, P. E. (2011). Informal learning at work: Conditions, processes and logics. The Sage handbook of workplace learning, 105-119.

Fenwick, T. (2012). Learning among older professional workers: Knowledge strategies and knowledge orientationsVocations and learning5(3), 203-223.

Harteis, C. & Billett, S. (2008). The workplace as learning environment: Introduction.

Järvensivu, A., & Koski, P. (2012). Combating learning. Journal of Workplace learning24(1), 5-18.

Nursing Education Network. (2016). The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.

Tynjälä, P. (2008). Perspectives into learning at the workplaceEducational research review3(2), 130-154.