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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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Abstract

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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ID Code: 41350
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: adult education, workplace, employer expectations
ISBN: 9780749427955
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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