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Improving Incentives to Learning in the Workplace

Grant reference: L139251005

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Fostering workplace learning : looking through the lens of apprenticeship
This article argues that researching the lived reality of apprenticeship in contemporary workplaces provides a useful lens through which workplace learning more generally can be examined. Drawing on data from a 3-year study of the social and pedagogical relationships between apprentices and older workers in the English steel industry, the article proposes that, building on Engeström’s work, an ‘expansive’ as opposed to a ‘restrictive’ approach to apprenticeship will not only deliver the broader goals being set for apprenticeship programmes around the world, but will also foster workplace learning. The article offers a critique of Lave and Wenger’s novice to expert conceptualisation of apprenticeship and, using data from employee learning logs, argues that pedagogical relationships between apprentices and older workers need to be better understood. A conceptual framework for analysing the relationship between organisational culture and history, work organisation, and workplace learning is provided.
Original Document
10.2304/eerj.2003.2.1.9
English

Primary contributor

Author Alison Fuller

Additional contributors

Co-author Lorna Unwin

Additional details

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Yes
1474-9041
Symposium Journals, wwwords Ltd
01 January 2003
41-55
Oxford
Post-print
European educational research journal

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Fuller, Alison and Unwin, Lorna (2003) Fostering workplace learning : looking through the lens of apprenticeship. European educational research journal. 2 (1), pp. 41-55 Oxford: Symposium Journals, wwwords Ltd.

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Fuller Alison and Unwin Lorna. Fostering workplace learning : looking through the lens of apprenticeship. European educational research journal 2003; 2 (1): 41-55.