Talk and texts at work: Beyond language and literacy skills

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Show simple item record Scheeres, Hermine en_US 2009-12-21T03:54:10Z 2009-12-21T03:54:10Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2007000557 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Scheeres Hermine 2007, 'Talk and texts at work: Beyond language and literacy skills', Faculty of Education, UTS, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 5-18. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1441-0559 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper I discuss changing work practices in post-bureaucratic organisations (Heckscher and Donellon 1994, Iedema 2003) as a move from a focus on how those in control formulate what is to happen at the level of work, towards requiring workers to verbalise how they see themselves as being able to contribute to the organisation. Workers are increasingly asked to talk about their work, and to negotiate their understandings of their work with others in the workplace they are becoming discourse workers. This discourse work is integral to the increasing textualisation of work. These work practices are imbued with tensions as workers try to make sense of, and learn, new ways of being a worker, and an important site of this struggle and learning is working in teams. en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Education, UTS en_US
dc.title Talk and texts at work: Beyond language and literacy skills en_US
dc.parent Literacy and Numeracy Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 5 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130200 en_US
dc.personcode 920631 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Curriculum and Pedagogy en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords textualisation, discourse, workplace change, identity en_US
dc.staffid 920631 en_US

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