Securing conceptual development in workplaces

Billett, Stephen and Rose, Judy (1997) Securing conceptual development in workplaces. Australian Journal of Adult and Community Education, 37 1: 12-26.

Author Billett, Stephen
Rose, Judy
Title Securing conceptual development in workplaces
Journal name Australian Journal of Adult and Community Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-0462
Publication date 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 37
Issue 1
Start page 12
End page 26
Total pages 15
Place of publication Footscray, VIC, Australia
Publisher Adult Learning Australia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The development of conceptual knowledge has been identified as a problem in earlier studies of learning in workplace settings. However, a robust base of conceptual knowledge is necessary for workers to undertake performance effectively in the workplace. This paper reports a study which investigated the use of three instructional strategies used to secure the development of conceptual knowledge in workplaces. These strategies were used as part of the close guidance provided by 'expert others' in the workplace. The strategies were trialled in small hospitality settings. Although the findings were not wholly conclusive, evidence is provided of the effectiveness of the use of such strategies as part of close guidance in workplace settings.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes This article is a shortened version of the chapter 'Developing conceptual knowledge in the workplace' in Stevenson, J. C. Learning in the Workplace: Hospitality and Tourism (1996).

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
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