Resources

Introduction We are living in a time of transition and the old view, that after schooling or vocational training the development of ability is due to ‘experience', remains a significant influence on how people often think of learning. Basically, that view does not recognize learning. The assumption is that ability is gained, through experience, by a sort of osmosis. Today, what is gained from experience is seen as being gained through a process of learning. That focus on learning enables us to consider the variety of ways in which learning may be approached, and to make our choices among them. The...

'Developing human and social capital in organisations' in the journal 'Industrial and Commercial Training'....

In a previous newsletter I mentioned that Ian Cunningham, Ben Bennett and I are producing a Handbook of Work-Based Learning for Gower. We see this as a useful resource for those working with SML. It is yet another thing we can put in the hands of people who come on SML programmes to help them develop the attributes of an active learner, in the process of aiding the pursuit of their goals. [member] Introductory chapters will set the scene, in terms of work-based learning in general, its relevance to senior managers and to development specialists prior to sections which will cover individual...