Internal versus external goods - a useful distinction for understanding productive workplace learning

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dc.contributor.author Johnsson, Mary en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.contributor.editor Tuhwai Smith L, Zhong Y, Kalantzis M, Vicker M en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:13:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-20T14:13:39Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006005217 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Johnsson Mary 2006, 'Internal versus external goods - a useful distinction for understanding productive workplace learning', University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, Australia, pp. 1-10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1324-9339 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1460
dc.description.abstract The goal of productive learning is self-evident in most workplaces, yet the process and method depends on contested notions of learning, context and practice. In this paper, I build from MacIntyre s framework of moral philosophy in examining concepts of practice, internal and external goods and link them to related concepts of judgement and context as recently examined by Beckett, Hager, Halliday and Athanasou. To review whether this theorising of practice is useful to understanding learning across workplaces, I compare two cases in literature one in education, the other in sport that highlight the internal/external goods distinction. In considering business workplaces, I challenge a provocative view articulated by Dobson, that the very nature of business requires a pursuit of only external goods without any virtuous foundation. Finally, I raise some research questions that problematise the internal/external goods distinction for enhancing productive learning. These questions are currently being tested in fieldwork. en_US
dc.publisher University of Western Sydney en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.aare.edu.au en_US
dc.title Internal versus external goods - a useful distinction for understanding productive workplace learning en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the AARE 2005 International Education Research Conference en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Parramatta, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location en_US
dc.for 220202 en_US
dc.personcode 997782 en_US
dc.percentage 70 en_US
dc.classification.name History and Philosophy of Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Australian Association for Research in Education en_US
dc.date.activity 20051127 en_US
dc.location.activity Parramatta, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords internal goods, MacIntyre, practice, learning, virtues en_US
dc.staffid 997782 en_US


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