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Repositioning workplace learning

Project Member(s): Boud, D.

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

Start year: 2015

Summary: This project will identify how a productive learning culture in the healthcare workplace is created or impeded through informal conversations. It investigates how such conversations influence individuals┬┐ degrees of engagement with clinical learning practice. It will reveal the influence of informal discourse on how new and novice health practitioners navigate their way through complex environments to develop their expertise. The project will provide contemporary understandings of the culture of workplaces that will contribute to the preparation of practitioners as they transition into professional roles.


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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Keywords: workplace learning. learning culture, informal conversations

FOR Codes: Nursing not elsewhere classified, Education and Training Theory and Methodology, Learner and Learning Processes, Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy