learning and competences: different contexts and different meanings in
the case of a transition economy
Loogma, Tallinn University of Technical Services, Estonia
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.
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).