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Editorial: contemporary perspectives on learning for work

Mulholland, Paul; Ivergard, Toni and Kirk, Stuart (2005). Editorial: contemporary perspectives on learning for work. Applied Ergonomics, 36(2) pp. 125–126.

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Over the past decade we have continued to witness many changes in the nature of organisations and working life. The need to cope with rapid technological change, greater job mobility and greater job insecurity are increasingly common characteristics of employment. These changes have had a significant impact on the requirements and methods of competence development and workplace learning. Probably the most prevalent trend is the increasing need for life-long learning (Fischer, 2000). Workers cannot expect to acquire all necessary skills in formal education in advance of their careers. Career changes, necessitating further learning are becoming increasingly common. Technological developments are increasing the rate at which methods of working have to change in order to keep up-to-date, efficient and competitive ....

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2004 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0003-6870
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 2977
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:48
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