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Uncovering learning at work in a public sector organisation

Funding: 2001: $52,860
2002: $50,000
2003: $50,000

Project Member(s): Solomon, N.

Funding or Partner Organisation: NSW Department of Education and Training (NSW Department of Education and Training Partner Funds)
Australian Research Council (ARC SPIRT (Strategic Partnerships with Industry Re)

Start year: 2001

Summary: Modern organisations depend on the continuous learning of their employees which has an impact on both their productivity and satisfaction. Training is a multi-billion dollar industry; yet the majority of the learning acquired in workplaces is informal, invisible and uncosted. One large Australian organisation is undertaking collaborative research with UTS to uncover the learning occurring within its organisation. This research will enable the organisation to reach a better appreciation of the learning that is embedded within its workplace and the contribution it makes to productivity. This will result in improved human resource development and add capability to the organisation.

Publications:

Joldersma, CW 2014, 'Benjamin’s Angel of History and the Work of Mourning in Ethical Remembrance: Understanding the Effect of W.G. Sebald’s Novels in the Classroom', Studies in Philosophy and Education, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 135-147.
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Boud, DJ 2006, 'Creating the space for reflection at work' in Boud, D, Cressey, P & Docherty, P (eds), Productive Reflection at Work: Learning for changing organizations, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 158-169.
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Cressey, P, Boud, DJ & Docherty, P 2006, 'The emergence of productive reflection' in Boud, D, Cressey, P & Docherty, P (eds), Productive Reflection at Work: Learning for changing organizations, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 11-26.
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Docherty, P, Boud, DJ & Cressey, P 2006, 'Lessons and issues for practice and development' in Boud, D, Cressey, P & Docherty, P (eds), Productive Reflection at Work: Learning for changing organizations, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 193-206.
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Boud, DJ 2005, 'Work and learning: some challenges for practice' in Poikela, E (ed), Osaaminen ja Kokemus: Tyo, Oppiminen ja Kasvatus, Tampere University Press, Tampere, Finland, pp. 181-199.
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Boud, DJ & Middleton, H 2003, 'Learning from others at work: communities of practice and informal learning', Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 194-202.
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Boud, DJ & Solomon, N 2003, ''I don't think I am a learner': acts of naming learners at work', Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 15, no. 7/8, pp. 326-331.
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Leontios, M, Rooney, DL, Boud, DJ & Harman, K 2003, 'Everyday learning at work: communities of practice in TAFE', The changing face of VET, The changing face of VET, AVETRA, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-7.
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Solomon, N, Boud, DJ & Rooney, DL 2003, 'Room to move: Spaces for learning', Enriching Learning Cultures (Vol 3), Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training, Centre for Learning Research Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 116-123.

Boud, DJ, Solomon, N, Leontios, M & Staron, M 2001, 'Researchers are learners too: colloboration in research on workplace learning', The Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 274-281.
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Boud, DJ, Solomon, N, Leontios, M & Staron, M 2001, 'Tale of two institutions: exploring colloboration in research partnerships', Studies in the Education of Adults, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 135-142.
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Keywords: Informal learning; Education and work; Work-place learning; Employee learning; Learning organization; Vocational education and training

FOR Codes: Work not elsewhere classified, Vocational education and training, Education and training not elsewhere classified, Other Education