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Beyond training and learning: integrated development practices in organisations

Funding: 2006: $100,000
2007: $70,000
2008: $85,000

Project Member(s): Boud, D., Rhodes, C., Solomon, N., Scheeres, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2006

Summary: Learning in organisations today differs from training and learning activities of earlier decades. This project will investigate the increasing range of integrated development practices within organisations that include quality improvement, performance management, coaching and mentoring. These are practices that promote learning, are commonplace within organizations, are integrated with work, yet are often independent of accredited training programs. The research will analyse these practices as well as identify others emerging in organisations. Through analyses of the lived experience of these new forms of learning, researchers, managers and practitioners will be able to better link individual development with organisational performance


Boud, D & Rooney, D 2018, 'The potential and paradox of informal learning' in Informal Learning at Work: Triggers, Antecedents, and Consequences, Routledge, UK, pp. 134`-152.
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Johnsson, MC 2015, 'Terroir and timespace: Body rhythms in winemaking' in Green, B (ed), The body in professional practice, learning and education: Body/practice, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 71-88.

Price, O, Johnsson, MC, Scheeres, HB, Boud, DJ & Solomon, N 2012, 'Learning organizational practices that persist, perpetuate and change: A Schatzkian view' in Hager, P, Lee, A & Reich, A (eds), Practice, learning and change: Practice-theory perspectives on professional learning, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 233-247.
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Johnsson, MC, Boud, DJ & Solomon, N 2012, 'Learning in-between, across and beyond workplace boundaries', International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, vol. 12, no. 1-2, pp. 61-76.
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Johnsson, MC & Boud, DJ 2010, 'Towards an emergent view of learning work', International Journal of Lifelong Education, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 359-372.

Price, O & Johnsson, MC 2009, 'Through the practice looking glass: Re-viewing workers as practitioners', 23rd ANZAM Conference 2009 'Sustainability Management and Marketing', Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Crown Promenade Hotel, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-16.

Price, O, Scheeres, HB & Johnsson, MC 2009, 'On practices that persist and perpetuate: learning work in an Australian utility', Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, 6th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Roskilde University, Roskilde University, pp. 1-10.

Solomon, N, Rooney, DL & Boud, DJ 2008, 'Talking up talk at work', SCUTREA 2008 Proceedings, SCUTREA 2008 38th Annual Connference: Whither adult education in the learning paradigm?, The Edinburgh Copy Shop, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, pp. 476-483.

Keywords: Learning practices, Integrated development, Organisational learning, Workplace learning, Learning and development,

FOR Codes: Changing work patterns, Education Studies not elsewhere classified, Vocational education and training, Employment Patterns and Change, Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified