Supporting Workplace Learning

Author: Rob F. Poell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048191093
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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During the 1990s, the workplace was rediscovered as a rich source of learning. The issue of workplace learning has since received increasing attention from academics and practitioners alike but is still under-researched empirically. This book brings together a range of state-of-the-art research papers addressing interventions to support learning in the workplace. The authors are experienced international scholars who have an interest in making HRD and workplace learning practices more evidence-based through practical relevant research. Although workplace learning is largely an autonomous process, many organizations want to manage it as part of their broader HRD strategy. There are limits, however, to the extent to which the complex dynamics of learning in the workplace can be guided in pre-determined desirable directions. This tension between the possible strengths of workplace learning and the limits of managing it is at the heart of this volume. The book is broken into three sections. The first section deals with workplace learning interventions, including HRD practitioners’ strategies, training and development activities, and e-learning programs. The second section investigates the impact of social support, or lack thereof, in workplace learning, such as mentoring, coaching, and socialization practices. The third section addresses collective learning in the workplace, looking at teams, knowledge productivity, and collaborative capability building.

Supporting Learning Across Working Life

Author: Stephen Billett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319290193
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume considers, rethinks and reorganizes how support for learning across working life can be best conceptualized, organized and enacted. It considers educational and learning support processes that include approaches that fit well within working lives and workplaces, and support work and learning as a co-occurrence. These are the key focuses for individual and collective contributions to this edited volume, which provide discussions about what constitutes learning across working lives and how this differs from lifelong learning and lifelong education. Accounts of learning across the working lives of social workers, doctors working in hospitals and in general practice, teaching, aviation, nursing, mining, aged care and more. These accounts advance a range of ways in which workers’ learning across working lives is being supported and how this support is also linked to other changes, such as to the occupational practice in which they engage.

Working and Learning in Times of Uncertainty

Author: Sandra Bohlinger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463002448
Format: PDF
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"This book analyses the challenges of globalisation and uncertainty impacting on working and learning at individual, organisational and societal levels. Each of the contributions addresses two overall questions: How is working and learning affected by uncertainty and globalisation? And, in what ways do individuals, organisations, political actors and education systems respond to these challenges?Part 1 focuses on the micro level of working and learning for understanding the learning processes from an individual point of view by reflecting on learners’ needs and situations at work and in school-work transitions. Part 2 addresses the meso level by discussing sector-specific and organisational approaches to working and learning in times of uncertainty. The chapters represent a broad range of branches including public services (police work), the automotive sector and the health sector (elderly care). Finally, Part 3 addresses the macro level of working and learning by analysing how to govern, structure and organise vocational, professional and adult education at the boundaries of work, education and policy making."

Autonomous Learning in the Workplace

Author: Jill E. Ellingson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317378261
Format: PDF, Docs
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Traditionally, organizations and researchers have focused on learning that occurs through formal training and development programs. However, the realities of today’s workplace suggest that it is difficult, if not impossible, for organizations to rely mainly on formal programs for developing human capital. This volume offers a broad-based treatment of autonomous learning to advance our understanding of learner-driven approaches and how organizations can support them. Contributors in industrial/organizational psychology, management, education, and entrepreneurship bring theoretical perspectives to help us understand autonomous learning and its consequences for individuals and organizations. Chapters consider informal learning, self-directed learning, learning from job challenges, mentoring, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), organizational communities of practice, self-regulation, the role of feedback and errors, and how to capture value from autonomous learning. This book will appeal to scholars, researchers, and practitioners in psychology, management, training and development, and educational psychology.

Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care

Author: Carolyn Jackson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335239773
Format: PDF
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This book introduces and explores the concept and realities of learning at and for work in a 'how to' style and is designed to help students make the most of their work based learning experience.

Evidence Based Practice In Education

Author: Pring, Richard
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335213340
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Where does hunch end and evidence begin? Too much is written and said about school improvement - about improvements in teaching and learning - with far too little attention to this question. This book provides vivid discussion from distinguished protagonists and antagonists about what gets called 'evidence-based practice'. Reading it, all involved in education - policymakers and practitioners alike - can proceed more confidently."- Professor Tim Brighouse, London Schools Commissioner The movement to evidence-based practice in education is as important as it is controversial, and this book explores the arguments of leading advocates and critics. The book begins with an explication of evidence-based practice. Some of the ideas of its proponents are discussed, including the Campbell Collaboration, and the application to education of Cochrane-style reviews and meta-analyses. The thinking behind evidence based practice has been the subject of much criticism, particularly in education, and this criticism is aired in the second part of the book. Questions have been raised about what we mean by evidence, about how particular kinds of evidence may be privileged over other kinds of evidence, about the transferability of research findings to practice, and about the consequences of a move to evidence-based practice for governance in education. Given that the origins of the interest in evidence-based practice come largely from its use in medicine, questions arise about the validity of the transposition, and contributors to the third part of the book address this transposition. The issues raised in the book, while primarily those raised by educators, are of relevance also to professionals in medicine, social work and psychology.

Handbook of Human Resource Development

Author: Neal F. Chalofsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118839897
Format: PDF, ePub
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Human Resource Development Relies Upon a Strong Educational Foundation In the Handbook of Human Resource Development, Neal Chalofsky, Tonette Rocco, and Michael Lane Morris have compiled a collection of chapters sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development to address the fundamental concepts and issues that HR professionals face daily. The chapters are written and supported by professionals who offer a wide range of experience and who represent the industry from varying international and demographic perspectives. Topics addressed form a comprehensive view of the HRD field and answer a number of key questions. Nationally and internationally, how does HRD stand with regard to academic study and research? What is its place in the professional world? What are the philosophies, values, and critical perspectives driving HRD forward? What theories, research initiatives, and other ideas are required to understand HRD and function successfully within this field? As the industry grows, what are the challenges and important issues that professionals expect to face? What hot topics are occupying these professionals now? The Handbook’s insight and guidelines allows students and HR professionals to build a fundamental understanding of HRD as an industry, as a field of research, and for future professional success.

Practice Based Learning in Nursing Health and Social Care Mentorship Facilitation and Supervision

Author: Ian Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118488199
Format: PDF, ePub
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Work-based learning facilitation, mentoring and coaching are allintegral to the healthcare professions. Practice Based Learningin Nursing, Health and Social Care promotes effectiveprofessional learning in the workplace and helps healthcareprofessionals to develop, enhance, reflect on and change theirpractice and perceptions of mentoring, facilitating, andsupervision. Aimed at the health and social care practitioner who is involvedin facilitating learning, teaching and assessing learners inpractice, this essential, comprehensive text explores several keythemes, including: - The nature of facilitating (coaching, supervision, mentoring)within professional contexts - Learning in communities of practice - Becoming an effective facilitator/mentor - Understand and supporting work-based learning - Managing the unusual, such as failing learners or thosewith special needs - Giving and documenting feedback - Managing workloads in busy environments - Professional development issues Special features: A clear, accessible guide for new and experienced practiceeducators/facilitators alike A comprehensive, applied text for practitioners of all levelsof experience in facilitation and supervision Written by authors with extensive experience in thefield Uniquely focuses on the professional development of thementor/facilitator themselves Provides case studies throughout showing illustrating commonissues and how to engage in formal theories of professionalpractice Multiprofessional focus - aimed at all health and social carepractitioners

Accelerated Education in Nursing

Author: Dr. Li-Fang Zhang, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107648
Format: PDF
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"As one of the first books examining the core issues of accelerated nursing education, this one offers valuable information on the challenges and successes of this educational model."--Doody's Medical Reviews "Accelerated degree programs provide evidence that creativity in nursing program design can facilitate learning experiences that assure competence in the profession while also taking advantage of the knowledge, skills, and experiences the learner brings to our profession. Lessons learned from accelerated nursing programs can be applied in all our programs and enrich the education of professional nursesÖ" Geraldine Polly Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN CEO, AACN Over the last two decades, an unprecedented pool of nursing students-many with academic degrees and prior work experience-have entered accelerated programs. This is the first volume to examine core issues in accelerated nursing education, such as curriculum innovation, clinical immersion, recruitment and retention of students and faculty, and inter-professional education. It also addresses questions regarding: How accelerated nursing programs prepare graduates to meet changing health care needs Which curriculums and clinical models are best suited to accelerated education What teaching strategies and evidence-based practices ensure high quality results Key Features: Discusses enrollment and admission at the BSN and MSN levels Explores curriculum innovation, new teaching methods, and start-up programs Analyzes student retention and progression, with remediation strategies Presents faculty recruitment, retention, and development successes Addresses issues concerning second degree and second career students

Supervision in Social Work

Author: Alfred Kadushin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231525397
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002. Changes in public health and social welfare policy have intensified concern about the social work supervision of licensed practitioners. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the unfolding effects of welfare reform and managed health care, have increasingly emphasized the need for the efficient and accountable administration of health and social services in the private and public sectors. This edition confronts issues raised by these developments, including budgetary allocation and staff management, the problems of worker burnout and safety, the changing demographics and growing diversity of the supervising workforce, evidence-based and licensure supervision, and performance appraisal.