Podcast: Rethinking situated learning

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Dr James Brooks is joined by his colleagues, Professor Irena Grugulis and Dr Hugh Cook, to discuss their paper - Rethinking Situated Learning: Participation and Communities of Practice in the UK Fire and Rescue Service. They discuss what is meant by communities of practice, key findings from their research with the UK Fire and Rescue Service about the process of learning, and practical recommendations from their research. 

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Read the paper: Rethinking Situated Learning: Participation and Communities of Practice in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, Work, Employment and Society 2020, Vol. 34(6) 1045–1061 

This episode was recorded remotely in May 2022. If you'd like to get in touch regarding the research mentioned, please contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this episode is available.

About the speakers:

Professor Irena Grugulis is Professor of Work and Skills at Leeds University Business School. Her main area of research interest is learning and skills, how employees gain the skills that they have and the various workplace systems and structures that limit or encourage this. 

Dr Hugh Cook is Associate Professor in Employment Relations and HRM. He researches work and employment, specifically the implementation of strategic HRM and training systems and their effect on employee-related outcomes. 

Dr James Brooks is a Lecturer in Management Consulting and HRM. He researches work and employment, specifically how employees share knowledge and skills and also the control, management and regulation of emotions at work.  

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