ERIC Number: ED481323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
What Makes for Good Workplace Learning? At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Workplace learning, both formal and informal, is taking on an increasingly important role in the education and training of the workforce. Based on an analysis of recent research on workplace learning in Australia, in an 'ideal' workplace learning situation enterprises would have in place the elements outlined in the following key findings: (1) workplace learning is aimed at increasing innovative capacity in enterprises; (2) organizational culture supports and values training and learning; (3) training and learning are a part of doing business and are included as an integral part of the strategic planning cycle; (4) training and learning in all forms are valued and used according to the appropriate circumstances; (5) training is customized to individuals and to increase work capability; and (6) networks, partnerships, and supply chains are used to facilitate training. Workplace learning arrangements are important for employers in developing innovative capacity in enterprises. The main issues are developing a culture of learning; linking training to business strategy; valuing all forms of training; customizing training to increase skill levels; and importance of networks and partnerships. (A list of 30 references is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Indicators, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Inplant Programs, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Networks, Nonschool Educational Programs, On the Job Training, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning, Values, Vocational Education, Workplace Literacy
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Cat. no. 1004). Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/core/cp0207.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia