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Waite, Edmund; Evans, Karen; Kersh, Natasha – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
Drawing on longitudinal data from the ESRC-funded "Adult Basic Skills and Workplace learning" project (2003-2008), together with recent findings from research undertaken under the auspices of the LLAKES research centre (Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies), this paper seeks to explore the key factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Sustainability, Longitudinal Studies
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Evers, Arnoud T.; van der Heijden, Beatrice I. J. M.; Kreijns, Karel; Gerrichhauzen, John T. G. – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study that investigates the relationship between organisational factors, Teachers' Professional Development (TPD) and occupational expertise. Design/methodology/approach: A survey was administered among 152 Dutch teachers in secondary education. Findings: Analysis of the data revealed that of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Expertise, Foreign Countries, Social Networks
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Yolles, Maurice – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2005
Purpose: Seeks to explore the notion of organisational intelligence as a simple extension of the notion of the idea of collective intelligence. Design/methodology/approach: Discusses organisational intelligence using previous research, which includes the Purpose, Properties and Practice model of Dealtry, and the Viable Systems model. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Psychology, Intelligence, Cybernetics, Organizational Climate
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Kyndt, Eva; Dochy, Filip; Michielsen, Maya; Moeyaert, Bastiaan – Vocations and Learning, 2009
In this continuously changing contemporary economy, companies have to be able to anticipate technological innovations and to compete with other companies worldwide. This need makes important a company's ability to evolve through its employees' learning and through continuous development. Securing and retaining skilled employees plays an important…
Descriptors: Employees, Persistence, Workplace Learning, Interviews
Adults Learning, 2012
There is much to welcome in Doug Richard's independent report on the future of apprenticeships. The Richard review offers proposals for redefining and improving the quality of apprenticeships, and for focusing them more on the needs of employers. But will the proposals work, if adopted, and what will be the impact on adults? For this article, the…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Development, Educational Change, Position Papers
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Ahlgren, Linda; Tett, Lyn – Studies in Continuing Education, 2010
This paper discusses the ways in which employers view the contribution of work-based learning, how participating learners' experience the provision offered to them and how far work-based programmes can contribute to changing the discourse about learning from one of deficit to one of strengths. It draws on two complementary studies of work based…
Descriptors: Employees, Job Training, Employer Employee Relationship, Employee Attitudes
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McCray, Janet; Palmer, Adam – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of the application of action research in the design of a degree-level leadership skills programme in the English social care sector. Design/methodology/approach: The action research study involved four formal semi-structured interviews with strategic leaders in the social care sector…
Descriptors: Action Research, Focus Groups, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
Keep, Ewart – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2019
This article explores the efficacy and cost effectiveness of New Labour's skills-based policies to help low paid workers adjust to the pressures generated by globalisation, of which the leading example was Train to Gain (T2G). It also analyses the more general issue of how, why and under what circumstances education, training and skills can help…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Job Skills, Program Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
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Wallo, Andreas; Kock, Henrik; Nilsson, Peter – European Journal of Training and Development, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present the results of a study of an industrial company's top management team (TMT) that fought to survive an economic crisis. Specifically, the article seeks to focus on describing the TMT's composition, group processes, and work during a period of high external pressure; analysing the TMT's work in…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Learning Processes, Group Dynamics, Strategic Planning
Guthrie, Hugh – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2008
Organisational capability is recognised as a key to organisational success. The combination of human capital (peoples' skills and knowledge), social capital (relationships between people) and organisational capital (the organisation's processes), is central to building an organisation's capability. This paper, presented at the 2008 annual…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Social Capital, Vocational Education, Organizational Development
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Stewart, Jim; Keegan, Anne; Stevens, Pam – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to explore how teaching and assessing reflective learning skills can support postgraduate practitioners studying organisational change and explores the challenges for tutors in assessing these journals. Design/methodology/approach: Assessment criteria were developed from the literature on reflective practice and…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Critical Thinking, Transformative Learning, Metacognition
van der Linden, Niels, Ed.; Siebes, Co, Ed.; Korte, Werner, Ed.; Hüsing, Tobias, Ed.; Kolding, Marianne, Ed. – European Commission, 2019
Skills are at the heart of industrial policy. The EU Industry Days 2019 demonstrated that skills are one of the main concerns of business leaders and social partners. Finding enough people with right skills and access to talents are key for the future of European industry. To prepare the longer-term vision of EU industry, the European Commission…
Descriptors: Industry, Energy, Conservation (Environment), Social Responsibility
Brown, Phillip; Lloyd, Caroline; Souto-Otero, Manuel – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2018
Almost in a blink of the eye the policy focus on the 'knowledge' economy, with mass ranks of high skilled workers, has given way to claims of widespread 'technological unemployment'. This Working Paper will examine competing claims on the relationship between automation, skills and the future of work. It examines the research evidence on the scale…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Automation, Information Technology
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Balu, L.; James, Leena – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The success of protégé contribution in any organisation today depends more on the type of relationship that an organisation establishes with the support of mentors. Research shows that individuals who are mentored have an increased likelihood of career success as a result of the targeted developmental support they receive. Mentors serve as trusted…
Descriptors: Mentors, Career Development, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
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Schneider, Alex; Burton, Neil – Management in Education, 2005
Kerry and Murdoch (1993), analysing the essential characteristics of leaders and school principals, raised two key questions: (1) What kind of leadership will schools require to help them face the next ten years?; and (2) How equipped are managers in school to provide that leadership? Traditionally, aspiring school principals emerge from the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Principals, Administrator Characteristics, Instructional Leadership
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