|EDUCATION4th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning on "Challenges for Integrating Work and Learning"|
2005-10-16 3:00 pm
CHALLENGES FOR INTEGRATING WORK AND LEARNING
Practices – what practices/pedagogies/structures enhance the integration of work and learning, what practices/structures discourage it? How do concepts such as organisational learning, learning organizations and learning communities manifest themselves in learning practices?
Policies – many public policies incorporate assumptions about the integration of work and learning (lifelong learning, recognition of prior learning, etc). How can such policies be made more conducive to learning at work? How is globalisation impacting on such policies?
Partnerships – new kinds of partnerships and networks are increasingly prominent in work arrangements and structures. What challenges/opportunities do they present for integrating work and learning? What are the connections between boundary crossing and learning at work? What is the role of organised labour, professional bodies, and employer organisations in these developments?
Contexts – learning occurs at various levels in diverse work sites and contexts, including for example, unpaid work. How best to understand this diversity and complexity? What are the equity and cultural issues flowing from this diversity and complexity?
Innovations in learning at work – eg learning representatives, learning brokers, new approaches to organisational learning, work redesign. What can these innovations teach us about integrating work and learning?
Theoretical and ideological developments – what new approaches, such as social capital theory, are emerging to enhance understanding of work and learning? What are the main emerging critiques of the learning at work agenda?
The initial call for papers and key dates for submission now available from the conference brochure.
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Attendance is recommended for practitioners, researchers and teachers and policy-makers within the fields of Human Resources, Adult Education, Organizational Learning and Vocational Education.
The conference venue will be at the University of Technology, Sydney. UTS City Campus is located 5 minutes from Sydney's Central Business District and many tourist attractions and accommodation options.
Dates: 11-14 December 2005
OVAL Research and the Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney
Professor Paul Hager
Chair of the Organising Committee
Phone 61 2 9514 3826
Centre Coordinator, OVAL Research
Phone 61 2 9514 3957
University of Technology Sydney
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007