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