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Learningful Work: How Can the Workplace Foster Affordances for Learning?

Pancini, Geri and McCormack, Rob (2009) Learningful Work: How Can the Workplace Foster Affordances for Learning? In: Aligning Participants, Policy and Pedagogy: Traction and Tensions in VET Research. Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association.

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Abstract

Victoria University has recently nominated workplac e learning as a universal feature of all its courses. It has also established the Wor k-based Education Research Centre (WERC) to provide the research and development unde rpinnings needed to build world class innovation in vocational and work-based education at Victoria University and to contribute more generally to knowledge and p olicy development in these areas. As a contribution to the work of grounding these de velopments in current experience, theories and research, this paper will probe curren t literature around work-based education through the question: How can workplaces be places of learning? That is, how can they be sites that help produce graduates w ith learning attributes that are attuned and responsive to a flexible world of chang e, complexity and contingency? ---AVETRA 12th Annual conference held: 15–17 April 2009 at the Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach, Sydney

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780980527513
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18174, work integrated learning, workplace education, workplace knowledge, participation, VU, Victoria University, Melbourne, Learning Commons, mentoring, mentors, Rovers, learning support, student assistants
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Work-Based Education Research Centre (WERC)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2013 05:15
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 05:41
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6022
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