Learning in a knowledge economy: What strategies are required?

Catherine M. Down

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    Abstract

    The concept of a knowledge economy presupposes that those working within it are able to construct, deconstruct and reconstruct knowledge in order to meet changing conditions of work and global markets. This leads to a fundamental question which needs to be addressed by vocational education and training practitioners and policy makers: How do we best prepare our current and future students to access, maintain and manipulate information within such a climate?This paper reports on some of the tentative findings of a nearly completed PhD research project. Although the research focused on the perceptions of practitioners of how they adapted their current competence when moving across changing or different contexts, there was also an emphasis on the strategies which would enable such knowledge and skill transfer. The paper discusses these emerging strategies and speculates on how learning might be understood and practised.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnriching Learning Cultures, 11th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training
    EditorsIrena Yashin-Shaw Jean Searle, Dick Roebuck Dick Roebuck
    Place of PublicationBrisbane, Queensland
    PublisherGriffith University
    Pages165-170
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)1875378510
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventAnnual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training - Gold Coast, Qld, Australia
    Duration: 01 Dec 200303 Dec 2003

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training
    CountryAustralia
    Period01/12/0303/12/03

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    Down, C. M. (2003). Learning in a knowledge economy: What strategies are required? In I. Y-S. J. Searle, & D. R. D. Roebuck (Eds.), Enriching Learning Cultures, 11th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training (pp. 165-170). Griffith University.