Normative Learning for Normalized Work

Normative Learning for Normalized Work

Karim A. Remtulla (University of Toronto, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-835-7.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the socio-cultural implications of normative learning for normalized work. Normative learning for normalized work from workplace e-learning happens through informationalization of roles and skills as well as the convergence of rules and competencies, for a knowledge-based workplace. Workplace ‘form’ is relevant for workplace e-learning, both as a space for doing work and ultimately for undertaking workplace adult education and training. Workplace form designs have progressed in tandem with changes in society be they social, cultural, political, technological, or economic. In the early 21st century, as workplace form designs again advance to accommodate diverse, global workforces and information and communication technologies (ICTs), workplace e-learning too is impacted. The manifestation of workplace form into daily organizational life depends on particular types of values, capabilities, and organizational structures. What becomes clear is that each workplace form design (as a space for work and learning) may lead to the development of several organizational structures (as specific sites for work and learning). Each form of workplace design and organizational structure also comes with inherent value propositions that lead to the development of specific capabilities based around the fulfillment of key success factors. Workplace e-learning and workplace adult education and training are becoming progressively more normative as workplace forms and organizational structures evolve and change. This is happening more often and as a direct consequence of the convergence and informationalization of skills and competencies from organizational structural development and value propositions. All these hold certain ramifications for normative learning; normalized work; the global workforce doing the learning and the work; and, workplace e-learning.

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