Mimetic Learning at Work: Learning in the Circumstances of by Stephen Billett

By Stephen Billett

​The idea of mimetic studying at paintings is printed and elaborated during this textual content. That elaboration contains an account of the way securing occupational capacities has been fundamental linked to studying procedures and an evidence of these approaches. a lot, and doubtless so much, of the training and improvement throughout contributors operating lives happens open air of conditions of direct counsel or guideline. but, fresh concerns of people’ epistemologies and advancements shape anthropology and cognitive technological know-how recommend that present causes approximately contributors’ contributions to studying at and during paintings are incomplete. So, there's desire for an emphasis on participants’ techniques of studying, either inside of and outdoors of occasions of steerage via more matured staff, has to be extra absolutely understood, and permitted as being individual established. Contributions from anthropology, developmental stories, and cognitive neuroscience now increase these from sociocultural theory.

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Whilst contestable, incomplete, and open to further revision and extensive critique, what hopefully is been provided here is a set of contributions which adds something to our understanding about adults’ learning and development, and in particular how that learning arises every day in the circumstances of work and working life and how these processes contribute to adults’ ongoing learning and development, and also what more might be done to support and augment that learning in the circumstances of work.

Relational interdependence between social and individual agency in work and working life. Mind, Culture and Activity, 13(1), 53–69. Billett, S. (2006c). Work, change and workers. Dordrecht: Springer. Billett, S. (2009a). Conceptualising learning experiences: Contributions and mediations of the social, personal and brute. Mind, Culture and Activity, 16(1), 32–47. Billett, S. (2009b). Realising the educational worth of integrating work experiences in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 34(7), 827–843.

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