Talking up learning at work : cautionary tales in co‐opting everyday learning

Boud,D, Rooney,D and Solomon,N 2009, Talking up learning at work : cautionary tales in co‐opting everyday learning, International journal of lifelong education, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 323-334, doi: 10.1080/02601370902799077.

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Title Talking up learning at work : cautionary tales in co‐opting everyday learning
Author(s) Boud,DORCID iD for Boud,D
Journal name International journal of lifelong education
Volume number 28
Issue number 3
Start page 323
End page 334
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2009-05
ISSN 0260-1370
Summary Learning in workplaces is always mediated through talk. It is tempting for management to seek to utilise everyday talk as part of learning and therefore enhance productivity. This paper examines the responses of workers to interventions that aim to formalise informal conversations at work as part of an explicit workplace learning strategy. It draws on interviews with managers and workers in a public sector organisation to examine their experience of these practices. The paper raises questions about whether interventions in the name of fostering informal learning may well be hindering what they seek to promote.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02601370902799077
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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