Learning Across Sites: New Tools, Infrastructures and Practices

1st Edition

Sten R. Ludvigsen, Andreas Lund, Ingvill Rasmussen, Roger Säljö

Routledge
Published September 20, 2010
Reference - 388 Pages - 23 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415581769 - CAT# Y108687
Series: New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction

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Summary

The ever evolving, technology-intensive nature of the twenty-first century workplace has caused an acceleration in the division of labour, whereby work practices are becoming highly specialised and learning and the communication of knowledge is in a constant state of flux. This poses a challenge for education and learning: as knowledge and expertise increasingly evolve, how can individuals be prepared through education to participate in specific industries and organisations, both as newcomers and throughout their careers?

Learning Across Sites brings together a diverse range of contributions from leading international researchers to examine the impacts and roles which evolving digital technologies have on our navigation of education and professional work environments. Viewing learning as a socially organised activity, the contributors explore the evolution of learning technologies and knowledge acquisition in networked societies through empirical research in a range of industries and workplaces. The areas of study include public administration, engineering, production, and healthcare and the contributions address the following questions:

  • How are learning activities organised?
  • How are tools and infrastructures used?
  • What competences are needed to participate in specialised activities?
  • What counts as knowledge in multiple and diverse settings?
  • Where can parallels be drawn between workplaces?

Addressing an emerging problem of adaptation in contemporary education, this book is essential reading for all those undertaking postgraduate study and research in the fields of educational psychology, informatics and applied information technology.

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