Communities of Practice
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Communities of Practice by Lorna Unwin
Book DescriptionThis benchmark text provides an accessible yet critical introduction to the theory and application of communities of practice and their use in a diverse range of managerial and professional contexts, from education to human resource development. This book charts the development of the idea of communities of practice and explores the key relationship between learning and identity among: * newcomers and 'old timers' * male and female workers * the low skilled and the high skilled * professionals and managers * adults and adolescents. Drawing on international empirical studies and adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book is useful reading for all students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in work, employment, labour markets, learning, training or education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415364744
(246mm x 174mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lorna Unwin
Improving Workplace Learning, Hardback (September 2006)
Presenting key findings on work-based learning, this work brings together conclusions, investigating a variety of workplace contexts to show how such learning can be improved.
Working to Learn, Hardback (March 2002)» View all books by Lorna Unwin
The workplace is an important site for learning in today's society. This book examines the changing nature of the work and effect that this has on the skill and knowledge requirements of individuals, its implications for employment, and ways in which these changing requirements can be met.
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Author Biography - Lorna Unwin
Jason Hughes is a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University, London. His current research interests include emotional reflexivity in the 'new' workplace; emotional and aesthetic labour, and new managerial discourses. His recent book Learning to Smoke: Tobacco Use in the West (2003) was the winner of the 2006 international Norbert Elias Amalfi Prize. Nick Jewson is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. He has published widely on equal opportunities, non-standard forms of employment, spatial transformations in patterns of work and employment, and learning in the workplace. Lorna Unwin is Professor of Vocational Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her interests include the changing meaning and role of skill and vocational knowledge. Her most recent book, Improving Workplace Learning, was published by Routledge in 2006.
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