Introduction

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Abstract

This volume offers new insights about learning transfer in organizations and their implications for both research and practice. Learning transfer, as a phenomenon of workplace learning and of further training in organizations, includes the application of what was learned to the work context. Learners are both individuals and organizational units or organizations. In this volume, a complex perspective is adopted with regard to the phenomenon of learning transfer in organizations and to the explaining factors. The study of the actual state in practice provides the foundation for improvements in the design and evaluation of further training measures that are conducive to the transfer of learning. The further development of theoretical models of learning transfer in further vocational training has the function of gaining a deeper understanding of the transfer of learning. Concepts that are conducive for ensuring the learning transfer in organizations and that are based on improved explanatory models are developed. Further training measures are evaluated on different levels on the basis of relevant criteria. This volume pursues these four functions.

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Friedrich-Schiller-University of JenaJenaGermany

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