Kessels, J.W.M. & Poell, R.F. (2004) Andragology and social capital theory: the implications for Human Resource Development. Advances in HRD. 6 (2) 146-157.

Kessels, J.W.M. & Poell, R.F. (2004) Andragology and social capital theory: the implications for Human Resource Development. Advances in HRD. 6 (2) 146-157. (ISSN: 1523-4223)

 

The problem and the solution. This article portrays a perspective from andragogy, individual learning, and social capital theory as a contribution to the discussion on the relationship between adult learning theory and human resource development (HRD). Andragogy and social capital theory may offer a contribution to transforming the traditional workplace into a conducive learning environment,emphasizing the importance of social networks, partnerships, collaboration, interaction, and knowledge sharing. Social capital provides the network of meaningful relationships that helps learning integrate into the day-to-day work environment.