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Conditions for workplace learning in professional work: Discrepancies between occupational and organisational values
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9075-7979
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human and technology.
2018 (English)In: Journal of Workplace Learning, ISSN 1366-5626, E-ISSN 1758-7859, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 108-120Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This paper aims to examine and discuss learning conditions for teachers, in the context of choice and decentralisation reforms.

Design/methodology/approach

This article is based on analyses of 30 interviews with Swedish upper secondary teachers focusing on their experiences of their conditions for learning.

Findings

This paper shows how teachers at upper secondary level identify their subjects as the most important to learn more within. Secondly, we also show that spatial and temporal aspects of organisation of work seem to influence the conditions for subject learning, where the interviewees in many ways contrast their own view to how they describe their work being organised.

Research limitations/implications

Our findings may have currency for other professional groups with similar governance-contexts, and teachers in other similar governance-contexts.

Practical implications

These findings indicate the need to further develop workplace learning strategies founded upon the understanding of schools as workplaces, taking occupational values into account. Furthermore, these strategies should be seen as a core Human Resource Management issue, as they can potentially enhance the work environment, thus increasing the profession’s attractiveness.

Originality/value

We show that spatial and temporal aspects of organisation of work seem to influence the conditions for the sought after subject learning, and that the teachers and the school management seem to identify with different and clashing ideals in terms of what, when, how and with whom to learn.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018. Vol. 30, no 2, p. 108-120
Keywords [en]
Teachers, Learning, Discrepant values, Spatial organization of work, Temporal organisation of work
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67896DOI: 10.1108/JWL-03-2017-0023ISI: 000426882300003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85043368778OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-67896DiVA, id: diva2:1189005
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-03-13 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2018-03-09 Created: 2018-03-09 Last updated: 2018-04-03Bibliographically approved

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