Connective Models for Workplace Learning and Practice-Based Innovations
|Coordinator||Linköpings universitet - Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 900 000|
|Project duration||January 2008 - December 2012|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project is to develop research-based knowledge about: (a) how to organize for sustainable learning and competence development at the workplace through an interplay between formal and informal learning in work; (b) how different types of learning activities/-processes may create conditions for individual and collective learning, but also for practice-based innovations concerning organizational processes and/or products (services).
Results and expected effects
The project will contribute to scientific as well as practical results. Expected scientific results are defined by the research questions that are formulated in the research plan. With respect to practical results, the project will provide descriptions and analyses of models for workplace learning which may be used as guidance for the development of ´best practice´ within this field.
Approach and implementation
The empirical work will focus on a national programme for workplace learning within elderly care ´The Competence Ladder´ that has been carried out sponsored by the Government. In a first phase, there will be a focus on processes of organizing for workplace learning. In a second phase, the project will study the sustainability of initiated learning projects during 2008-2010, but also to what extent processes of workplace learning may be driving forces for practice-based innovations in elderly care.