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The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning. Edition No. 1. Wiley Handbooks in Education

  • Book

  • 656 Pages
  • November 2019
  • Region: Global
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5226128

Inclusive Guide Provides Practical Applications for Workplace Education Theory from Diverse Perspectives

The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning explores the field of workplace education using contributions from both experts and emerging scholars in industry and academia. Unlike many previously published titles on the subject, the Handbook focuses on offering readers a truly global overview of workplace learning at a price point that makes it accessible for independent researchers and Human Resources professionals. 

Designed to strike a balance between theory and practice, the Handbook provides a wealth of information on foundational topics, theoretical frameworks, current and emerging trends, technological updates, implementation strategies, and research methodologies. Chapters covering recent research illustrate the importance of workplace learning topics ranging from meditation to change management, while others give pragmatic and replicable applications for the design, promotion, and implementation of impactful learning opportunities for employees at any company, regardless of industry. A sampling of topics addressed includes:

  • “Using an Experiential Learning Model to Design an Assessment Framework for Workplace Learning”
  • “Measuring Innovative Thinking and Acting Skills as Workplace-Related Professional Competence”
  • Multiple chapters specifically addressing international business, such as “Competency in Globalization and Intercultural Communication”, “Global Strategic Planning” and “Global Talent Management”
  • Research and recommendations on bridging generational and cultural divides as well as addressing employee learning disabilities

With its impressive breadth of coverage and focus on real-world problem solving, this volume serves as a comprehensive tool for examining and improving practices in global workplace learning. It will prove to be a valuable resource for students and recent graduates entering the workforce and for those working in Human Resources and related fields. 

Table of Contents

About the Editors ix

Contributors’ Biographies xi

Preface xix

Acknowledgements xxi

Part I Change Management 1

1 Leadership as Shared Practice: A Means of Democratizing School for Its Goals Attainment 3
Joy‐Telu Hamilton‐Ekeke

2 Effective Strategies for Workplace Learning 27
Annetjie Elizabeth Human and Victor Pitsoe

3 Developing an Agile Global Workforce: Challenges and Critical Success Factors 45
Yoany Beldarrain

4 The New Learning Economy and the Rise of the Working Learner 67
Hope Clark, Parminder K. Jassal, Sarah Blanchard Kyte, and Mary LeFebvre

5 Inclusive Education and Work‐Based Learning - Managing a Process of Change: The Arguments of Jennifer Todd, Thomas and Loxley 83
Elda Nikolou‐Walker

6 Using an Experiential Learning Model to Design an Assessment Framework for Workplace Learning 95
Yaw Owusu‐Agyeman and Magda Fourie‐Malherbe

Part II Project Management, Partnerships, and Diverse Populations 119

7 Measuring Innovative Thinking and Acting Skills as Workplace‐Related Professional Competence 121
Susanne Weber and Frank Achtenhagen

8 Global Strategic Planning 141
John D. Pessima and Bart Dietz

9 Global Talent Management 155
John D. Pessima and Bart Dietz

10 The Confucius Institute Teachers’ Workplace Training 171
Xiaonan Wang and Wan Xiang Yao

11 Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplace 181
Khamael Al Safi

12 Multicultural Curriculum and Cross‐Cultural Workplace Learning 201
Ana Ivenicki

13 Employee Learning Disabilities and Workforce Learning 215
Damian Andreas Riviez

14 Digital Education in Career and Technical Education and the Support of Creative Professional Development 241
Antje Barabasch and Alberto Cattaneo

15 Professional Development Meets Personal Development: Impact of a Master’s Program on Alumni 263
Yvonne Crotty, Margaret Farren, and Laura Kilboy

Part III Culture and Language 277

16 Competency in Globalization and Intercultural Communication 279
Qin Guo

17 Intercultural Communication in the Multilingual Urban Workplace 301
Aditi Ghosh

18 Internationalization of Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates: Opportunities and Fears 323
Sara AlAleeli

19 Are We Teaching and Assessing the English Skills Needed to Succeed in the Global Workplace? 343
Maria Elena Oliveri and Richard J. Tannenbaum

20 Bridging the Cultural Gap in the Global Workplace: A Sociocultural Perspective 355
Cynthia Carter Ching and George Sellu

21 Compensating for the Lack of Physical Non‐verbal Cues in a Virtual Team Context, Based on Cultural Background and Preferred Communication Style 369
Yoany Beldarrain and Karen Diehl

22 Culture and Global Workplace Learning: Foundations of Cross‐Cultural Design Theories and Models 395
Tutaleni Asino and Lisa Giacumo

Part IV Engagement and Motivation 413

23 Modern Meditation Training: An Innovative Technique to Increase Employee Learning and Achievement 415
Thomas F. Valone

24 Improving Leadership Communication Competencies and Skills through Training 447
Andreas Rupp

25 An Examination of Key Factors That Influence Employee Learning in the Workplace 477
G. J. Schwartz

26 The Effectiveness of Learning Communities in Increasing Employee Learning 501
George Sellu and Cynthia Carter Ching

Part V Workplace Technology Learning Trends 521

27 A Study of Attitude and Utilization of Interactive Whiteboards among Teacher Educators 523
Sunday Ayodele Taiwo and Emmanuel Olufemi Adeniyi

28 Gamification for Learning and Workforce Motivation 539
Kenneth R. Pierce

29 The Use of Gamification in Workplace Learning to Encourage Employee Motivation and Engagement 557
Hazel Grünewald, Petra Kneip, and Arjan Kozica

30 Impact of Gamification on Learning and Motivation of Workforce: A Student‐Based Study 577
Ahmed Deif

31 Using Technology‐Oriented, Problem‐Based Learning to Support Global Workplace Learning 591
Emma O’Brien, Ileana Hamburg, and Mark Southern

Index 611


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