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ERIC Number: EJ836844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
A Systemic Activity Based Approach for Holistic Learning & Training Systems
von Brevern, Hansjorg; Synytsya, Kateryna
Educational Technology & Society, v9 n3 p100-111 2006
Corporate environments treat work activity related to processing information and the one of learning & professional training (L&T) separately, by keeping L&T on a low priority scale, and perceiving little dependency between both activities. Yet, our preliminary analysis of an organisation has revealed that both activities mutually affect each other. Wholes or parts of corporate information and L&T must simultaneously be available in "real time". To manage technical systems and their content from either source, we postulate an approach that embeds employees, learners, artefacts, and the object of their activity into a systemic-structural system based on activity theory. Our suggested approach is applicable to resolve key issues of work activity, professional training, and the modelling of adaptive technical system behaviours; it converges human activity and engineering, and positions the latter appropriately within the super ordinate and encompassing human activity system. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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