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Professional Learning Through Everyday Work: How Finance Professionals Self-Regulate Their Learning

Littlejohn, Allison; Milligan, Colin; Fontana, Rosa Pia and Margaryan, Anoush (2016). Professional Learning Through Everyday Work: How Finance Professionals Self-Regulate Their Learning. Vocations and Learning: Studies in Vocational and Professional Education, 9(2) pp. 207–226.

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Abstract

Professional learning is a critical component of ongoing improvement and innovation and the adoption of new practices in the workplace. Professional learning is often achieved through learning embedded in everyday work tasks. However, little is known about how professionals self-regulate their learning through regular work activities. This paper explores how professionals in the finance sector (n-30) self-regulate their learning through day-to-day work. Analysis focuses on three sub-processes of self-regulated learning that have been identified as significant predictors of good self-regulated learning at work. A key characteristic of good self-regulation is viewing learning as a form of long-term, personalised self-improvement. This study provides a foundation for future policy and planning in organisations aiming to encourage self-regulated learning.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISSN: 1874-7868
Keywords: self-regulated learning; professional learning; workplace learning; finance sector
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 46379
Depositing User: Allison Littlejohn
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 14:57
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 21:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46379
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