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

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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.


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
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6022
Official URL http://www.avetra.org.au/papers-2009/papers/26.00....
ISBN 9780980527513
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Work-Based Education Research Centre (WERC)
Keywords ResPubID18174, work integrated learning, workplace education, workplace knowledge, participation, VU, Victoria University, Melbourne, Learning Commons, mentoring, mentors, Rovers, learning support, student assistants
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