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Autonomous Learning in the Workplace (Hardcover)
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Traditionally, organizations and researchers have focused on learning that occurs through formal training and development programs. However, the realities of today’s workplace suggest that it will be difficult, if not impossible, for organizations to continue to rely mainly on formal programs for developing human capital. Self-motivated learning is important from the employee’s perspective as today’s boundaryless careers require a personal initiative to learn that goes beyond formal training events.
This volume will offer a broad-based treatment of autonomous learning for the purpose of advancing our understanding of learner-driven approaches and how organizations can support them. Synthesizing research on self-directed learning, proactive learning behaviors, mentoring, and strategic training and development, among others, this text will provide a single, comprehensive resource for accessing this literature. The book will appeal to researchers and graduates in management, training and leadership, and educational psychology.