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Working life education as a university subject: a case study - experiences, constrains and challenges
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (KKOM-DS)
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2009 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The current changes in society and working life demands pose considerable challenges to curricular response to all educational levels including higher education. Theoretically this paper takes as starting point the ongoing process of globalization of the work forces, the emergence of the knowledge base society and the transition in the occupational sector from manufacturing to service oriented economies. It further considers that in this context multi-skilling, technological literacy and social and intercultural competence are key aspects. With focus on a national case the papers derives rises questions valid for analysis and discussions in other contexts. In the specific case of Sweden, in addition to the ‘traditional’ vocational training giving specific qualifications, there has been for about two decades a growing demand for courses in higher education providing an overall understanding of working life from an educational perspective. Such courses are expected to produce learning outcomes differing from what other areas such organizational theory, management, etc might give. The paper examines experiences from a program so called “Working life education” offered at a Swedish university with focus on outcomes, constrains and the challenges for new phases of development in relation to the earlier mentioned working life demands.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 1-12 p.
Keyword [en]
Working life education, cultural historical activity theory, competences
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-8455OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-8455DiVA: diva2:275161
Conference
European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2009, Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Available from: 2009-11-03 Created: 2009-11-03 Last updated: 2012-10-08Bibliographically approved

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