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Developing People's Ability to Learn

European Perspectives on Self-Learning Competency and Technological Change- A Study of EUROTECNET (A Community Programme to promote Innovation in Vocational Training Resulting from Technological Change)

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Barry Nyhan

New technology has revolutionalised the way business is carried out. It has substantially changed the structure of organisations, leading to a greater degree of autonomy for the workforce. This is having a major impact on the profile of the new European workforce - the «knowledge workers».
A modern technological worker is a self-managing person who possesses, what can be termed, a «self-learning competency». As learning is increasingly being seen by the successful companies as a major strategic weapon, the new enterprise will be a self-learning organisation.
This book contains the results of a European-wide study on innovative approaches to self-learning. It presents a series of insights on a critical issue by: - examining ways in which European Educational and Training Systems can play a role in fostering a highly competent and lifelong learning workforce, and - outlining strategies which can be used by the management of enterprises to bring about the reality of self-learning organisations, which in turn can contribute to a European Self-Learning Community coming into being.
It is essential reading for all those who wish to understand and influence future trends in the world of Human Resource Development.
Contents: Technological Change and the Need for a Self-Learning Workforce: The EUROTECNET Search for a New Learning Paradigm - The Self-Learning Competency Paradigm - Issues Surrounding the New Learning Paradigm: Methodological Issues - Organisational and Management Issues - The Development of European Continuous Learning Systems.