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ERIC Number: ED432695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 469
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-91-7219-535-5
ISSN: ISSN-1102-7517
Larande I Produktionssytem. En studie av operatorsarbete i hogautomatiserad process--och verkstadsindustri = Learning in Production Systems. A Study of Operator Work in Highly Automated Process and Manufacturing Industry. Linkoping Studies in Education and Psychology, No. 63.
Davidson, Bo; Svedin, Per-Olof
This study of the conditions of developmental on-the-job training and learning for operators in highly automated industries is written in Swedish but contains an English abstract and 18-page summary. The summary begins with the study objectives, which were to determine the following: (1) conditions of developmental on-the-job learning in highly automated industry; (2) ways the conditions of developmental on-the-job learning are realized; and (3) the importance of vocational education, personnel training, and on-the-job learning to operators' vocational competence. Discussed next is the study methodology, which included case studies at 4 companies that involved interviews with 22 managers and union representatives and 40 operators, administration of a questionnaire completed by 145 operators, and observation of 15 operators. The study found that the conditions for developmental learning depend on the presence of the following: (1) challenging problems and wide degrees of freedom given to operators; (2) an integrated or informally open work organization that offers possibilities for participating in problem-solving; (3) a multitude of tools with multiple functions, both digital and analogue, manual and written; and (4) clear demands on knowledge and skills that can be applied and developed in day-to-day work. The bibliography contains 200 references, including 88 in English. Appended are three interview guides and five tables, all in Swedish. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: Swedish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Linkoping Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Education and Psychology.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden