chapter  5
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Establishing a workplace project - setting the ground for partnership

Inthepreviouschapter,wedefinedtheaimofworkplaceeducation broadlyasbeingtopromotethelearninganddevelopmentofindividualsandtoimprovetheeffectivenessofcommunication,learning andmanagementpracticesatanorganisationallevel.Iftheworkplace itselfisviewedasthecurriculum,theneducators'effectivenesswillbe dependentonarangeoffactorsthataremuchmorecomplexthanthe designofappropriateteachingmaterialsorlearningactivities.These factorsinclude:

•theworkplace'sneeds,expectationsandreadinessforlearning; •theabilityoftheeducatortoresearchtheneeds,seetheopportun-

itiesinherentinthesituationandpresentaviableactionplan; •theeducator'snegotiationskillsandresponsivenesstoobstaclesand

opportunitiesastheprojectdevelops; •theresourcesavailable.