ERIC Number: ED462387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The Context Oriented Training Method.
The Context Oriented Training (COT) method is introduced and explored in this paper. COT is a means of improving the training process, beginning with the observation and analysis of current corporate experiences in the field. The learning context lies between the development of professional competencies in training and the operational side in the workplace. Both formal and informal learning processes are involved. COT training mainly addresses formal learning processes but must also acknowledge the informal processes. In COT, the trainee's path is not linear, but is accomplished through constant shifts from training to working. Other polarities that must be acknowledged in COT include those of warmth and chill (interaction as opposed to isolation) and passiveness and activeness. To avoid learning gaps, the training path must balance these polarities. The example of the COT of a supervisor in a chemical industry illustrates the learning path in COT. Better learner involvement and better use of human resources are the main results of the context-oriented approach. Ten figures illustrate the approach. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994). Produced by Scienter, research center and service provider organization, Bologna, Italy.