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Human resource development and the older learner

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conference contribution
posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by BL Delahaye, L Ehrich
With an ageing population, one of the key issues in Australia is the learning needs of older people, including older workers. In particular, with looming skills shortages, organisations need to consider ways of engaging older adults in learning, either for transition to new skills or for re-engagement after retirement. This paper explores the learning experience of a group of people over the age of 45 years and examines their learning challenges as they strived to master a complex skill. Using semi-structured interviews, the research explored the learning processes and activities they nominated as critical to their growth. These processes included negative construction, passive learning, modelling, direct guidance by experts, individual practice and experimental learning. The paper concludes with implications for human resource development practices in organisations.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

18

Number of Pages

18

Start Date

2006-01-01

Finish Date

2006-01-01

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

International conference; School of Learning and Professional Studies;

Era Eligible

  • No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

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