… as professional practiceHuman ResourceDevelopment… narrative of practice
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Discourse AnalysisHeracleous (2006)Communica0ve ac0on DiscursivestructureGenera0ng common meaning
Discursive communities)Decentre theindividual personDiscursivestructure… and differentiatesthrough ‘othering’
web sphere:… not simply a collection of web sites,but as a set of dynamically defineddigital resources spanning multiplewebsites deemed relevant or relatedto a central event, concept or theme.Schneider and Foot (2005: 158)
During the chat, I shared [a] tweet …[now], I’m not sure [it is correct], because [itindicates] we’re altering the course … [but]in many ways we just keep going in thesame direction, often oblivious to potentialchanges in the road.When reflecting on what I learned [duringthe event], I ...[review] the questions thatwere asked...… a number of people have picked up onsome of my tweets, and. .. the context inwhich they were made … here are thequestions and my … tweets.
1 TrainingPete … less focus on ‘training’ and morefocus on ‘performance support’. #...2 JoanMar2 … Yes, … We need to [show]measureable ROI and performanceimprovement #...3 TrainingPete First thing is a new mindset [and byasking what is] the least intrusiveway to address [a] performanceissue? #...4 ILPT #... set performance … objectives …measure against those [do not] justtrack learning activity #wasteoftime
1 TrainingPete … There [is] a growing [awareness]that traditional L&D approaches donot move at the speed of business.#...2 KgeeVeeranki … it’s not that we don’t move at thespeed of biz, it’s that we tend toavoid/ignore business issues (at ourperil) #...3 johnlearn Yes indeed! RT @TrainingPete: …There [is] a growing [awareness] thattraditional L&D approaches do notmove at the speed of business. #...
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By Jeremy Keith from http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/7157425475/Not so much a crossroads, more of aspaghetti junction. …. So muchopportunity to change.… taking wrong turns is part of findingyour way though. Mistakes are all partof the learning process.
HRD as seeking to make sense of itself through acontested accumulation of diverse practices (Walton,1999)… capture both the socio-political forces as well as the‘elasticity’ and fluidity of organizing as differentprocesses and practices connect to provide newpossibilities. (Antonacopolou, 2005: 5)Conclusions)HRD discourses negotiating between generative andrestrictive concepts of practice by bricolage