Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 4 1999, page 65-83.
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Workbased learning – taylorist practice or holistic development?

Karsten Bøjesen Andersen og Claus Agø Hansen

This article focuses on workbased learning, which has recently become an area of increasing interest among researchers, management consultants and labour market parties.

A series of recent, empirical studies are being analysed, from which we have drawn a number of surprising conclusions. In connection with these studies, we call the attention to a range of different problematics, for example on the methodical level, and furthermore we point out a number of unanswered questions, which will require further studies.

In addition, the authors believe that there is a need for a holistic approach to workbased learning, which includes the values of the organisation, the production system and the interest system. Without this approach, the unavoidable result will be a taylorist learning practice, which does not create synergetic linkage to the formal adult and further education. In the long term, it will lead to additional polarisation and segmentation between core and periphery of the workforce of the organisation.

Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv

(Journal for Working Life)




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