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Learning theories

The importance of learning in career development has been acknowledged from a range of perspectives. The work of John Krumboltz has been selected as illustrative of this tradition.
Krumboltz's social learning theory (Powerpoint Presentation)


Further reading

  • Willis (1977) for a cultural studies-informed account of how working-class boys learn to labour.
  • Lave & Wenger (1991) on situated learning and participation in a range of contexts including apprenticeships.
  • Law (1999) on career learning.
  • P. Hodkinson, Sparkes & H. Hodkinson (1996) on careership.
  • Lent, Brown & Hackett (2002) on social cognitive career theory.