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dc.contributor.authorBenseman, John
dc.description.abstractImplicit, if not explicit, in most workplace training programmes is the assumption that the knowledge and skills taught are not only internalised by the participants, but also transferred back into the workplace, with a resultant improvement in work performance by the workers and cumulatively for employers. There is, however, very little research evidence about how much this transfer of learning actually occurs and what factors might impede or facilitate this process. A recent study from New Zealand sought to provide some insights into this process. Based in Auckland, Fletcher Aluminium employs approximately 200 staff most of whom come from low-skill backgrounds. Eighty-five per cent of employees speak a language other than English (mostly Pacific languages) as their first language. This study identified a number of factors that could facilitate and impede the transfer of learning into people’s jobs. While the small sample means that it is not possible to indicate their relative importance, they still provide a useful starting point for follow-on studies.en_NZ
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dc.subjectworkplace literacyen_NZ
dc.subjectworkplace educationen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectFletcher Aluminiumen_NZ
dc.subjectPasifika Islandersen_NZ
dc.titleTransferring literacy skills in the workplaceen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderHawker Brownlow Educationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Educationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBenseman, J. (2010). Transferring literacy skills in the workplace. journal article.en
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume13 (Summer)en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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