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International Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition by John P Wilson

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Learning spaces that change people and organizations

COLIN BERAD and ILFRYN PRICE

There are few more urgent tasks than to design social infrastructures that foster learning. (WENGER, 1998: 174)

Learning outcomes

When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • explore how space, in relation to new defining parameters of learning, has been largely neglected by HR;
  • grasp the concept of convergent evolution in relation to ‘learning’ and ‘working’;
  • have a snapshot overview of the evolving theories of learning;
  • consider the interrelatedness of learning theories and learning environments;
  • understand a simple model of learning that explores learning environments in relation to other important learning dynamics;
  • explore how spatial ...

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