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?