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Looking inside the Russian doll: the interconnections between context, learning and pedagogy in the workplace

Unwin, Lorna, Felstead, Alan, Fuller, Alison, Bishop, Dan, Lee, Tracey, Jewson, Nick and Butler, Peter 2007. Looking inside the Russian doll: the interconnections between context, learning and pedagogy in the workplace. Pedagogy Culture and Society 15 (3) , pp. 333-348. 10.1080/14681360701602232

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here is now much awareness of the symbiotic relationship between workplace learning, the organisation of work, level of employee involvement, organisational performance, and the broader economic, regulatory, and social context within which organisations have to operate. This article argues that we have to identify and take serious account of the contextual factors (external and internal) that affect all organisations, as these are central to developing our understanding of the nature of pedagogical practice within any workplace setting. By closely examining the nature and impact of these contextual factors, we can gain greater insight into the phenomenon of why organisations adopt different practices and why they create such different learning environments. The article draws on emerging findings from an ESRC‐funded multisector study in the UK and uses illustrations from two contrasting sectors to highlight the impact of context on pedagogical practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1468-1366
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:46

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