Theories of Work, Place and Learning: New Direction

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Cairns, Len and Malloch, Margaret (2011) Theories of Work, Place and Learning: New Direction. In: The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning. Malloch, Margaret, Cairns, Len, Evans, Karen and O'Connor, Bridget N, eds. SAGE Publications, London, pp. 4-16.


This chapter sets out to explore new ideas and directions for the concept of Workplace Learning. It suggests that the three terms included in the composite, that is, Work, Place and Learning, each need to be considered more broadly than has been the case in the last 50 years and that the combination of the three should invoke some new thinking in this ‘ultramodern’ age of the twenty-first century. In addition, the chapter presents a number of suggested challenges which could necessitate different approaches to a wide range of workplace learning thinking and activities as this twenty-first century unfolds.

Item type Book Section
ISBN 9781847875891 (print), 9781446200940 (online)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Keywords ResPubID23810, new work order, sustainability, business ethics, workplace learning, education, globalisation
Citations in Scopus 35 - View on Scopus
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