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    The multiple reals of workplace learning

    Harman, Kerry (2014) The multiple reals of workplace learning. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults 5 (1), pp. 51-66. ISSN 2000-7426.

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    The multiple reals of workplace learning are explored in this paper. Drawing on a Foucauldian conceptualisation of power as distributed, relational and productive, networks that work to produce particular objects and subjects as seemingly natural and real are examined. This approach enables different reals of workplace learning to be traced. Data from a collaborative industry-university research project is used to illustrate the approach, with a focus on the intersecting practices of a group of professional developers and a group of workplace learning researchers. The notion of multiple reals holds promise for research on workplace learning as it moves beyond a view of reality as fixed and singular to a notion of reality as performed in and through a diversity of practices, including the practices of workplace learning researchers.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Ontological politics, workplace learning, power, networks
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication (to 2020)
    Depositing User: Kerry Harman
    Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 10:37
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 17:43


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