Training for a Smart Workforce
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Training for a Smart Workforce by Rod Gerber
Book DescriptionIn the hypercompetitive context of the new global economy, building a smart workforce is widely regarded as a key strategy for enterprises. But is this any more than another 'fast capitalist' slogan? What substance can be given to the idea? What are its associated values and practices? This book explores these issues from an international perspective in fresh and challenging ways. Key themes include: * competence and being competent in the world of work * experience, common-sense and expertise in workplace learning * social practices and literacies in the workplace * developing smart, self-directed workers * taking responsibility for learning in workplaces * empowering workers as learners in the workplaces. These essays are written by leading edge workplace analysts and practitioners from Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and the USA. Their wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary approach will be of interest to all forward-thinking academics, students and leaders in management, organizational development and workplace learning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415195515
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rod Gerber
Improving Workplace Learning, Hardback (November 2006)
Linked to the concepts of globalisation is the recognition being given to the importance of the workplace as a site of learning. This book provides a framework which does not have its foundations in just one academic discipline, but rather gives a range of perspectives drawn from psychology, social psychology, sociology and critical theory.
Training for a Smart Workforce, Paperback (May 2000)
Written by leading workplace analysts and practioners from Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and the USA this wide-ranging collection explores the issues of organisational development and learning in the workplace.
Child's World, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by Rod Gerber
Children today live in a world unknown to us in our childhood. They surf the net, play virtual games and interact with cyberspace while still inhabiting the conventional spheres of home and classroom. How can educators bring order to their experiences and promote learning for the future?
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