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 Explore trends in training and skills by
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1. UK Labour force survey
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School of Computing post-graduate research conference poster (11/05/2016)


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Poster presented at School of Computing post-graduate research conference, May 11th 2016. Poster won second place prize.

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School of Computing post-graduate research conference poster (11/05/2016)

  1. 1. Stage 1:  Explore trends in training and skills by examining extensive national data sets: 1. UK Labour force survey 2. Workplace employee relations survey 3. The employment surveys dataset Stage 2:  Investigate organisation contextual influences on innovation skills  Quantitative survey  statistical models  Case studies of organisations  interviews Stage3:  Investigate practitioner perspectives on success factors  Explore potential constraints through analysis of interview, workshop, and focus group data LITERATURE AND CONTEXT  Workplace learning occurs formally and informally  Formal learning includes demonstrating skills through organised activities  Informal workplace learning incorporates organisational contexts and knowledge sharing.  Innovation skills can be learned  Learning of innovation skills can be influenced by organisational contexts (culture and strategy)  Individual factors also influence the learning of innovation skills (cognitive, behavioural, motivations) NEXT STEPS  Stage 1 secondary data analysis  Application of findings form Stage 1 to conceptual model AIM To investigate innovation and good practice in skills development in the workplace, drawing comparisons between the UK and other European countries RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. Which skills are important to the development of a capacity to innovate? 2. How can successful workplace learning be identified within organisations? 3. What are the determinants of successful workplace learning? FRAMEWORK AS OUTPUT To explain how employee-led workplace learning can be encouraged to deliver innovation that leads to employment growth, competitive advantage, and increased productivity within organisational contexts Find me elsewhere: Email: Twitter: @LJenk2015 Blog: Web: Enhancing the capacity for workplace learning and innovation in Scotland Workplace learning and innovation skills Cognitions (processes) Behaviours Motivations Organisational context METHODS Lyndsey Jenkins, Edinburgh Napier University SUPPORTED BY • Professors H. Hall & R. Raeside (supervisors) • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) • Skills Development Scotland (SDS)