The role of workplace trainer: implications for national competency standards and the building of training/learning cultures

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Author: Harris, Roger; Simons, Michele


This article explores the role of the workplace trainer in the light of the current de-institutionalising of training. This paper, based on research funded by the National Research and Evaluation Committee (NREC), analyses the self-reported roles of samples of workplace trainers in three industries across three states, and explores the implications for both the nature of national competency standards and the development of a training/learning culture. The study highlights what informal training in the workplace entails and the critical role the informal trainer plays in promoting learning.

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development

Keywords: Learning culture; Trainers; Learning process; Nonformal education; Competency standard; Workplace learning; Work based learning

Published: Brisbane, Queensland: Centre for Learning and Work Research, 2000

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Journal volume: 7

Journal number: 2

Journal date: November 2000

Pages: pp.15-25

ISSN: 1321-3954

Statement of responsibility: Roger Harris and Michele Simons

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/SA 66.02

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