Workplace learning is generally regarded as a benign activity that supports both individual and organisational learning and this commonsense view is generally accepted in the literature. Post-modern (and poststructuralist - see below) perspectives would suggest a more nuanced and critical reading of this commonsense view. This editorial and the one in the next issue offer brief explanations of post-modernism and poststructuralism and explore some sites that apply these perspectives to aspects of workplace learning. Here I examine postmodernism. In the next issue it is poststructuralism's turn.
Wallace, M 2003, 'Applying post-modernist perspectives to workplace learning: part 1', Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 45-46.