The Learning Processes in the Work Organization: From Theory to Design

  • Annikki Järvinen
  • Esa Poikela


Learning at work takes a key position when a policy for know-how is being made, and it must not be confused with traditional personnel training. The latter usually refers to the acquisition of the latest knowledge for employees by organizing various training sessions. The view of learning is normally that of traditional school learning: new knowledge is transferred to the students. Learning at work, however, should be seen as a regular part of work processes; employees have the opportunity to learn at work by questioning established practices, experimenting with new methods and also by acquiring if necessary the latest knowing.


Work Organization Workplace Learn Shared Work Professional Practitioner Reflective Observation 
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