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Flexibility, reflexivity and reflection in the contemporary workplace

Edwards R (1998) Flexibility, reflexivity and reflection in the contemporary workplace, International Journal of Lifelong Education, 17 (6), pp. 377-388.

Within contemporary changes there is an increased reflexivity wherein social formations, organizations and individuals are required to change, to learn to change, and change to learn. Lifelong learning has become central to education and economic policy, with an increased emphasis on individuals, workplaces and providers of learning opportunities becoming more flexible. This article explores some of the evidence for the emergence of different workplace practices and identities in response to and as part of the development of reflexive modernization and the significance of pedagogies of reflection in these changes. It suggests that pedagogies of reflection are integral to reflexive modernization, flexible lifelong learners and changes in the workplace.

AuthorsEdwards Richard
Publication date11/1998
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN 0260-1370

International Journal of Lifelong Education: Volume 17, Issue 6

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