Betriebliche Reorganisation und neue Lernkulturen
Betriebliche Reorganisation und neue Lernkulturen. Gelsenkirchen: Inst. Arbeit und Technik. Graue Reihe des Instituts Arbeit und Technik, Nr. 2000-09
The main theme of this paper is the development of new workplace learning cultures. Classroom learning and learning in the workplace are sometimes discussed as alternatives to each other. However, if individual employability is to be improved, then the two forms of learning must be linked. In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, learning is in practice knowledge- driven to a large extent; moreover, experience at work must also be reflected and incorporated into the learning process. It is shown that the interpenetration of experience and knowledge lies at the heart of new learning cultures. Germany suffers from shortcomings in this area. Secondary evaluation of German (IAT structural report) and European surveys (EPOC study from Dublin) demonstrates not only that the share of jobs that do not promote learning is increasing but also that, in contrast to the Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands, too little is being invested in supportive further training for those that are conducive to learning. The extent to which work encourages learning must be increased. The most important areas of action in this respect are work organisation (encouragement of teamwork etc.) and the linking of work to supportive learning actions, which are underdeveloped in Germany.