Adult learning in a workplace context
Pillay, Hitendra K. (1998) Adult learning in a workplace context. In Sutherland, Peter (Ed.) Adult Learning : A Reader. Kogan Page, London, pp. 122-134.
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In light of the changing nature of contemporary workplaces, this chapter attempts to identify employer expectations and the associated skills required to workers to function effectively in such workplaces. Workers are required to participate in informed discussion about their specific jobs and to contribute to the overall development of organisations. This requires deep understanding of domain-specific knowledge, which at times can be very complex. Workers are also required to take responsibility for their actions and are expected to be flexible so that they can be deployed to other related jobs depending on demand. Finally, workers are expected to be pro-active, be able to anticipate situations and continuously update their knowledge to address new situations. This chapter discusses the nature of knowledge and skills that will facilitate the above qualities.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||adult education, workplace, employer expectations|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1998 Kogan Page|
|Deposited On:||05 May 2011 15:20|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 18:22|
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