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Work-Based Learning: Bridging Knowledge and Action in the Workplace, New and Revised

ISBN: 978-0-470-18256-7
380 pages
March 2008, Jossey-Bass
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Work-based learning is Joe Raelin’s unique way of incorporating a number of action strategies—such as action learning, action science, and communities of practice—into a comprehensive framework to help people learn collectively with others. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition, he demonstrates how to engage our reflective powers to challenge those taken-for-granted assumptions that unwittingly hold us back from questioning standard ways of operating. A well-known popular author, Joe is an avid student of the many traditions that support work-based learning, so he presents an inclusive model that has wide appeal across disciplines and occupations. He provides readers with the most recent updates in the field, such as his coverage of virtual team learning, portfolios, multisource feedback, critical and global action learning, and changes in educational policy. Whether you're an organizational or college educator, this book will help you make learning accessible to everyone—and even contagious within your organization!
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Foreword ix
T. J. Elliott

Preface xv

The Author xvii

1. Introduction 1

2. The Grounds for Work-Based Learning 9

3. The Distinctiveness of Work-Based Learning 31

4. A Theory of Work-Based Learning 63

5. Three Collective Work-Based Learning Types 83

6. Public Reflection as the Basis of Work-Based Learning 125

7. Reflective Practices 141

8. Facilitation in Work-Based Learning 185

9. The Action Project 219

10. Managing and Evaluating Work-Based Learning 243

11. Work-Based Learning Program Applications 273

Notes 301

Index 339

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The Author

Joseph A. Raelin holds the Asa S. Knowles Chair of Practice-Oriented Education at Northeastern University, where he is also the director of the Center for Work and Learning. He is the author of numerous books, including Creating Leaderful Organizations.

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"The author provides readers with the most recent updates in the field…" (PublicNet.co.uk, Thursday 10th April 2008) 
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