Title: Workplace learning: panacea or challenge? Epilogue of a special issue on boundaries of workplace learning

Authors: Jeroen H.A.M. Onstenk

Addresses: Inholland University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 558, 2003 RN Haarlem, The Netherlands

Abstract: This article reflects on the previous articles in this special issue by discussing some common themes and raising some proposals for future research on the topic of workplace learning and its boundaries. The article subsequently discusses objects and results of workplace learning, the issue of learning through acquisition and/or participation, the interplay between organisational and individual factors, the issue of access to learning opportunities, the role of workplace learning in education and HRD, respectively.

Keywords: learning potential; learning results; access learning; learning opportunities; learning boundaries; learning through acquisition; learning through participation; organisational factors; individual factors; education; human resource development; HRD; human resource management; HRM; workplace learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2012.044203

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2012 Vol.12 No.1/2, pp.108 - 118

Published online: 08 Dec 2011 *

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