Conceptualising work learning: Exploring the educational discourse on work-based, work-related, and workplace learning

Allan, David (2015) Conceptualising work learning: Exploring the educational discourse on work-based, work-related, and workplace learning. Work Based Learning e-Journal International, 5 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2044-7868

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Abstract

This paper examines the current educational discourse on work and learning and explores conceptualisations of work-connected learning; in particular, work-based, work-related and workplace learning. It is argued that varying definitions of work-associated learning has led to conceptual confusion in the literature. Through a conceptual analysis of the three terms, current usage is problematized. The term work learning is introduced in the paper as an overarching term that refers to any and all of these three forms of learning. Indeed, it is proposed as an umbrella term for any learning that is connected with some form of work in order to aid discussion. Within this remit, many learning forms can be identified; however, it is argued that there is a need for clarification as current conceptualisations are often conflicting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Typology of learning; conceptual analysis; work learning; educational discourse.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2016 11:48
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7645

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