Self-Constructed Activity, Work Analysis, and Occupational Training

An Approach to Learning Objects for Adults

Authored by: Marc Durand

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415571302
eBook ISBN: 9780203357385
Adobe ISBN: 9781136598562


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What do people learn in occupational education and training? This question expresses a major concern of instructors, but is not necessarily interesting to education scientists. For the latter, learning objects—what one learns—are independent of the learning process—how one learns—and the material to be learned is considered to depend on practical rather than scientific decisions. This is not the position defended in the activity-centered approach, developed in particular by French-speaking researchers. This chapter is devoted to presenting this approach.

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