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2013 RWL8 Conference Special Issue

Conference call for papers from Journal of Workplace Learning

The visible and invisible in work and learning

Due date for submissions: 18 October 2013

This special double issue will be devoted to articles developed from papers presented to the 2013 International Researching Work and Learning Conference, recently hosted by the University of Stirling.

We seek scholarly articles that present fully developed empirical or theoretical discussions of significant issues in work and learning drawn from the list of topics below. The general theme of the issue follows the theme of the conference: “The visible and invisible in work and learning”. While articles selected for the issue are not required to address this theme directly, authors are encouraged to reflect on questions such as these, where appropriate to their arguments: What knowledge, which actors, and what parts of the environment are most visible? What and who remains invisible? When do actors become aware of invisible infrastructures? What research methods and analytical approaches can make the invisible visible, and what issues of ethics and control are raised in these processes?

More specifically, articles will address one of the following work and learning topics:
a) Learning, Organizational Change and Organizational Development
b) Professional Practice and Learning
c) Leadership Studies in Work and Learning
d) Labour and Trade Union Studies in Work and Learning
e) Trans-nationalism, Migration, Work and Learning
f) Community, learning and social innovation
g) Learning Theory, Skills and Work
h) Identity, Work and Learning
i) Difference and diversity in workplace and learning
j) Vocational Education, Labour Markets and Learning
k) Policy Studies, Work and Learning
l) Unpaid Work and Learning
m) Historical studies of Work, Learning and Social Change

Submissions should follow Emerald’s author guidelines for the Journal of Workplace Learning. These can be found at:
Note in particular that length is up to a maximum of 6000 words, and that submissions should be accompanied by a structured abstract. Submissions are made directly to ScholarOne Manuscripts at, and authors need to select ‘Special Issue RWL8 Visible and Invisible’

Due date for full submissions is 18 October 2013.

RWL8 Special Issue guest editors: Tara Fenwick and John Field, University of Stirling