What the project aims to do
This multi-disciplinary project breaks new theoretical and
methodological ground by examining the interplay of the organisational
context with processes of individual/group teaching and learning at
work. It assesses the implications for workplace learning opportunities
for employees at all levels in both the public and private sectors.
particular, it investigates the hypothesis that workplaces which exhibit
high involvement characteristics and 'expansive' learning environments
provide employees with greater opportunities to engage in and attain new
skills and knowledge through learning at work than would be the case for
employees in low involvement ('restrictive') workplaces.
combines qualitative and quantitative techniques in a multi-layered
approach to data collection. Crucially, organisational level data
triangulates with the workplace learning experiences and perceptions of
In keeping with its collaborative and transformative
approach, the project seeks to: improve the process of and learning
outcomes from workplace learning in the case study organisations; and
influence and inform the practitioner and policy-making communities in
the field of workforce development.
Poster - Teaching and Learning in the Contemporary Work