Learning, Working and Living. Mapping the terrain of Working Life Learning

Elena Antonacopoulou (Supervisor), Peter Jarvis (Editor), Vibeke Andersen (Editor), Bente Elkjaer (Editor), Steen Høyrup (Editor)

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    Abstract

    In recent years, learning and knowing have emerged as key issues in understanding work organizations. Identifying ways in which learning can be supported in the workplace has been a long standing cercern for organization studies and education. What is particularly interesting is that the debate about organization and workplace learning has moved, from a fokus on formal and informal ways of supporting learning to ways in which learning ca become a part of working lifeWith contributions from a diverse range of international authorities in the area of management and education ass well as organizational psychology ans sociology, this book presents new ways of thinking about learning at work, and a new understandingof its role and purpose. The book explores ways in which better sustainability and renewal og organizational resources can be achieved while allowing learning to be the the driving force respnsible for engaging employees with the challenges of working life. The book suggests that by focusing on learning as a way of life, the needs of production can bereconciled with the need fpr employees to have satisfying engagementwith their work. By adressing issues of learning and working as key elements in life, the book provides the much-needed reflective stance in the field of organizational learning and workplace learning. Moreover, it paves the way for the repositioning of learning, working and living in the context of organizational complexity.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages260
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Antonacopoulou, E., Jarvis, P. (Ed.), Andersen, V. (Ed.), Elkjaer, B. (Ed.), & Høyrup, S. (Ed.) (2005). Learning, Working and Living. Mapping the terrain of Working Life Learning. Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.ipl.dtu.dk/publikation/9173/dk/