bays are an innovative model, introduced as pilots in German firms, for
combining work infrastructure with learning infrastructure. They are designed
to promote self-organised learning and working in teams, being available
for both apprentices and skilled workers.
the learning bays function well in innovative environments, they pose problems
in neo-Taylorist environments, because the level of competences achieved
is too high.
of the competences acquired in the learning bays is ensured for apprentices,
as part of their qualification, but not as yet for employees (skilled workers).
Recognition for the latter is up to the departments of personnel development.
Evaluation of informal learning is still in its initial stage in Germany.
influence the learning objectives in the learning bays: work contents becomes
learning contents. What about the effect of short-term company interests?
of debate related to the presentation by Peter Dehnbostel on 'new competences
and key qualifications in the work process - the example of learning bays'.
INOFOR: Sintra June 00