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Continuity and learning

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Continuity and learning

This free course, Continuity and learning, has a practical and professional development focus. You will explore interactive dimensions of workplace learning: how people and workplace cultures create formal, informal, planned and unplanned opportunities to learn. You will read about 'biographical learning' research, where adults develop narratives to better understand key points of their learning lives. You will plan and carry out a brief, informal interview with a colleague, and your colleague will interview you, on themes of learning and work. To complete this OpenLearn course you will write a short draft of the key points of the interview and reflect on your own learning biography.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify specific dimensions of workplace learning
  • understand the concept of biographical learning
  • plan and carry out an informal interview about lifelong learning.

First Published: 09/12/2014

Updated: 02/11/2018

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