Improving learning and practice in the workplace through living theory research

Whitehead, Jack (2014) Improving learning and practice in the workplace through living theory research. In: Transforming Continuing Education and Training (CET): Innovations in Workplace Practice and Learning, 11th July 2014, Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Keeping the goals of IAL at the forefront of this keynote I shall focus on the use of Living Theory research and Action Research in raising capabilities, catalysing innovation, and leading research in workforce learning. I shall provide access to the evidence that demonstrates that a Living Theory approach to Action Research can facilitate the development of an effective, innovative and responsive CET sector that is able to meet the needs of industries and the workforce (see http://www.ial.edu.sg/).
The evidence includes the use of multimodal narratives with digital technologies in workplace learning that have been accredited for higher degrees in continuing education and training and which are freely available from the Internet
. The evidence will be drawn from the living - theories produced by individuals as they explore the implications of asking, researching and answering questions of the kind, �How do I improve what I am doing in my workplace practice?� The international significance of this
evidence will include living theories from workplaces in Si
ngapore, South Africa, Canada,Europe, China, South Africa and Japan.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Research
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2015 17:10
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 20:23
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1718

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