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Learning At Work

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Presentation from the Learning at Work Seminar at National College of Ireland 15th of May 2008

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Learning At Work

  1. 1. Skills in the Workplace Individual Concerns and Organisational Responses Thursday 15 May 2008 1
  2. 2. ...a vision of Ireland in 2020 in which a well educated and highly skilled population contributes optimally to a competitive, innovation-driven, knowledge based, participative and inclusive economy THE EXPERT GROUP ON FUTURE SKILLS NEEDS Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 2
  3. 3. Who receives training? 60% of those with third level qualifications 35% of those with no qualifications Training participation is closely linked to educational attainment Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 3
  4. 4. Economics and Skills Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 4
  5. 5. Economics and Skills Skills supply is dictated in part by the individual returns to investing in those skills and by the general level of awareness of those potential returns. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 4
  6. 6. Economics and Skills Skills supply is dictated in part by the individual returns to investing in those skills and by the general level of awareness of those potential returns. Economic theory, however, is predicated on the assumption that individuals will always make rational decisions. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 4
  7. 7. Economics and Skills Skills supply is dictated in part by the individual returns to investing in those skills and by the general level of awareness of those potential returns. Economic theory, however, is predicated on the assumption that individuals will always make rational decisions. In reality, an individual’s decision to undertake investment in education or training is often influenced by non-economic considerations including personal and family circumstances, gender and class background P 31, The Expert Group on Future Skills (2007) 5th Report Tomorrow’s Skills Towards a National Skills Strategy Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 4
  8. 8. Economics and Skills Skills supply is dictated in part by the individual returns to investing in those skills and by the general level of awareness of those potential returns. Economic theory, however, is predicated on the assumption that individuals will always make rational decisions. In reality, an individual’s decision to undertake investment in education or training is often influenced by non-economic considerations including personal and family circumstances, gender and class background P 31, The Expert Group on Future Skills (2007) 5th Report Tomorrow’s Skills Towards a National Skills Strategy Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 4
  9. 9. Economics and Skills Skills supply is dictated in part by the individual returns to investing in those skills and by the general level of awareness of those potential returns. Economic theory, however, is predicated on the assumption that individuals will always make rational decisions. In reality, an individual’s decision to undertake investment in education or training is often influenced by non-economic considerations including personal and family circumstances, gender and class background P 31, The Expert Group on Future Skills (2007) 5th Report Tomorrow’s Skills Towards a National Skills Strategy Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 4
  10. 10. Economics and Skills Skills supply is dictated in part by the individual returns to investing in those skills and by the general level of awareness of those potential returns. Economic theory, however, is predicated on the assumption that individuals will always make rational decisions. In reality, an individual’s decision to undertake investment in education or training is often influenced by non-economic considerations including personal and family circumstances, gender and class background P 31, The Expert Group on Future Skills (2007) 5th Report Tomorrow’s Skills Towards a National Skills Strategy Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 4
  11. 11. New Skills for a New Economy Knowledge economy skills (from KESP) Solution oriented thinking Gathering information Communicate Collaborate Present Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 5
  12. 12. Connecting Perspectives Organisational Individual Instructional Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 6
  13. 13. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 7
  14. 14. BEN Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 7
  15. 15. Ben is 48 years old Works in transport Connects with the office for dockets Sees others using computers Feels left out and alienated Feels he could do his own print BEN outs and wants to be able to book holidays on the net Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 7
  16. 16. Adult Learners • Learn what they want to learn and what they perceive as useful • and they integrate new learning with past experience Tusting, K. and Barton, D. (2003) Models of adult learning: a literature review, National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy. Institute of Education, UK. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 8
  17. 17. Maslow’s Hierarchy SELF-ACTUALISATION SELF-ESTEEM LOVE AND BELONGING SAFETY PHYSIOLOGICAL Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 9
  18. 18. Deci and Ryan’s Self-Determination Theory Autonomy I decided to try... Belonging We work as a team Competence I can do it myself Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 10
  19. 19. Tracy’s story Last year I was in The Local Shopping Centre and they were canvassing for the Know It course now previous to that I have worked in the same shop for thirty years but it got taken over by a new company three years ago so basically we were in the olden days as in push button tills still writing down orders that type of thing and all of a sudden within this period of three years everything has turned computerised now basically the tills, the ordering system, everything like that is computerised. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 11
  20. 20. Tracy’s story (cont.) So the I work with a great crowd of younger people who were all carrying the can for me Don’t worry about it Tracy we’ll put it through…Don’t worry about this, that I was still doing faxing where they e-mail, they were so much more knowledgeable than I was …so walking through Centre one day and I had been thinking about it I must find out about doing a computer course and two lovely girls explained basically to me what it was, they told me they would put my name forward ... then A just got in touch with me then and it went from there…. Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 12
  21. 21. AUTONOMY BELONGING COMPETENCE Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 13
  22. 22. Inquiry Cycle ASK Reflect Investigate Discuss Create Centre for Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching National College of Ireland Thursday 15 May 2008 14

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