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Subject Workplace learning and competences: different contexts and different meanings in the case of a transition economy
Christa Loogma, Tallinn University of Technical Services, Estonia
Outline I will analyse the different patterns of learning we can find in the organizations of two contrasting economic fields representing different contexts for learning. One of them belongs to the “new” (Information Technology) and another to the “old” (Timber and Furniture) economy. I will explain some of the reasons for the emergence of these particular patterns of learning and consequences they might have on the development of the organizations and individual workers. I will treat the aim of the workplace learning as a mean to overcome the gaps between the skills and competences “required by the job” and the competence workers have.
Source Paper presented at the 4th conference on human resource development research and practice across Europe: Lifelong learning for a knowledge based society. Toulouse 23-24 May 2003. (Abstract; full paper incl. in CD-ROM).
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