Environmental inhibitors to informal learning in the workplace: A case study of public school teachers

Margaret C. Lohman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

70 Scopus citations

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine environmental inhibitors to informal learning in the workplace. Twenty-two experienced teachers were interviewed and numerous site visits were made to each school where these teachers worked to develop a greater understanding of the ways in which aspects of their work environment inhibited them from engaging in informal learning. Four environmental inhibitors emerged from an analysis of the data: lack of time for learning, lack of proximity to learning resources, lack of meaningful rewards for learning, and limited decision-making power in school management. Implications of these findings for theory, research, and the facilitation of informal learning in the workplace are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-101
Number of pages19
JournalAdult Education Quarterly
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Environmental inhibitors to informal learning in the workplace: A case study of public school teachers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this