What do you think about learning in the workplace?
We talk about ‘indirect guidance in the workplace’. The workplace environment provides forms of guidance for learning that make a rich contribution to learning. These include:
- observing and listening to other workers and;
- the physical environment.
Indirect guidance may be provided by other workers, for example expert coworkers, peers or other workers, who may be observed or listened to when performing a task. The contributions of the physical environment are for example, simple cues and other clues that are provided by the workplace iteself.
To integrate this key contribution to learning, what do you do to ensure availability and access to the workplace for your learners?
Anna Douglas spends most her time writing and editing content as one of our ASLS Bloggers. She specialises in all matters relating to training and development and one of her favourite things about this is getting to hear from the readers.
She previously worked at Australian Safety and Learning Systems as the Business Operations Manager, as well as delivering the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She provides a comprehensive and practical approach, is well-grounded in theory, and passionate about guiding learning in the workplace. Anna’s blog articles a ‘must read’ for those in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Whether a departmental trainer, a training manager or a training developer at heart, it is a valuable reference for all!
So, come and join the discussion. How does learning actually occur in the workplace?