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Griffiths, Toni & Guile, David
Learning and work experience: European perspectives on policy, theory and practice
The research project on which this paper is based was developed in the context of the knowledge economy and the twin challenge of globalisation and regionalisation. It addresses the changing nature of work and the elusiveness of the true learning potential of work experience. The project has examined the processes of work experience in the light of: developments in learning theory, changes in the European labour market and national policies and trends in workplace requirements and organisation (Griffiths et al forthcoming). The project has been carried out under the EC Fourth Framework (Targeted Socio-Economic Research - TSER) under the title of Work Experience as an Education and Training Strategy: New approaches for the 21st. century and has prioritised the exploration of work experience as an informal (work-based) context of learning. It involved partners from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Denmark and Hungary. The project will be completed early in 2001 and a European research conference will be held on 2-3 February in London to discuss its findings.
Manning, Sabine; Raffe, David (eds.). 2000. VETNET ECER 2000 proceedings: Current research in European vocational education and human resource development. Berlin: Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. [Internet: http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/vet/ecer00.htm].