The anthropology of apprenticeship recommends that a theory of learning account for three fundamental elements or components: “Telos: that is, a direction of movement or change of learning (not the same as goal directed activity); Learning mechanisms: ways by which learning comes about; Subject-world relation: a general specification of relations between subjects and the social world (not necessarily to be construed as learners and things to be learned).” It has shown how this scheme can be profitably deployed to account for “salespeople’s learning at work.”¹⁷⁵ For our purposes, this same scheme does not represent the theoretical aim or objective, but…

Michael P. Ford

Public Servant, Independent Scholar & Social Entrepreneur

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