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Billett, Stephen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Learning in the circumstances of practice stands as the commonest and most enduring way occupational capacities have been learnt across human history, and, likely, are currently learnt. Yet, a comprehensive account of this means of learning remains absent, which limits the legitimacy of workplaces as sites of learning, the learning arising from…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Occupations, Adult Learning, History
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Dymock, Darryl; Billett, Stephen; Klieve, Helen; Johnson, Greer Cavallaro; Martin, Gregory – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Global concerns about the growing impact of ageing populations on workplace productivity and on welfare budgets have led to a range of government-supported measures intended to retain and upskill older workers. Yet, a consistent theme in the research literature is that older workers are reluctant and harder to train than younger workers, and that,…
Descriptors: Older Workers, Training, Employment Potential, White Collar Occupations
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Billett, Stephen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This article proposes lifelong learning as a socio-personal process and a personal fact. As such, it is conceptually distinct from an educational provision, which constitutes one kind of institutional fact. In making this distinction, this article seeks to elaborate a major flaw in the precepts for conceptualisation and enactment of the report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Billett, Stephen; van Woerkom, Marianne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This paper evaluates the need and prospects for older workers to develop and deploy effective and critical personal epistemologies in order to maintain workplace competence, successfully negotiate work transitions and secure ontological security in their working life. Furthermore, it addresses different ways of reflecting by workers, which types…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Older Workers, Work Environment, Skill Development
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Billett, Stephen; Pavlova, Margarita – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
An individuals' capacity to be effective throughout their working life is now claimed to be necessary to sustain individual, local and national well-being. Yet without knowing more about an individual's motivations to continually learn throughout their working life, it remains uncertain how realistic these expectations are. This paper examines the…
Descriptors: Interests, Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education
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Billett, Stephen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1998
Integration of the cognitive psychology and sociocultural constructivist perspectives yields a more comprehensive account of adult thinking and acting. This synthesis is based on a view of individual knowledge acquisition as a socially mediated process and on ontogeny or life-history approach. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Constructivism (Learning)