Toni Griffiths &
work experience for the knowledge economy
for educational research and policy
Reference series; 48
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
book identifies the achievements and limitations of successive European
policy reforms and addressees future challenges in relation to work experience.
It describes a new analytical tool - a typology for conceptualising different
models of work experience in terms of learning, rather than the traditional
approach of treating work experience as a social institution.
The book argues that, if work experience is to contribute to preparing
individuals for the future, this can only happen if a shift takes place
from viewing the primary purpose of work experience as a form of socialisation
to that of connecting different modes of learning. It introduces and explains
the meaning of the term 'connectivity', which lies at the heart of a new
model of learning through work experience for the knowledge economy. (Quoted
from: NCWE www.work-experience.org)
document consists of six parts:
Overview - rethinking the relation between work experience and learning;
Work experience: policy and practice in Europe;
The relationship between knowledge, work, generic skill and employability;
Theories of connective practices of learning through work experience;
Modelling work experience and learning: illustrations from European practice;
Conclusions: issues for research, policy and practice.