What is work? A Heideggerian insight into work as a site for learning

Gibbs, Paul ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9773-3977 (2008) What is work? A Heideggerian insight into work as a site for learning. Journal of Education and Work, 21 (5) . pp. 423-434. ISSN 1363-9080 [Article] (doi:10.1080/13639080802580351)


The nature of work can be explored from a number of perspectives such as political, sociological and here philosophical. The intent of this paper is to introduce Heidegger's phenomenological concepts of the workplace, its content and how, through his notion of circumspection, work can be described and understood. The paper builds on Heidegger's notion of work, worker and workplace to explore the work-world as a site for learning. Three vignettes are used to illustrate the approach to interpret workplace learning.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 2598
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 11:28
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 03:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/2598

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