Enabling learning environments in national competence development programmes
2016 (English)In: 2016 Triennial Conference European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), Imaging Diverse Futures for Adult Education: Questions of Power and Resources of Creativity: Book of Abstracts, 2016, 46-46 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Education and training for adults is sometimes developed and provided by temporary, publicly funded workplace development programmes (WPDPs). A WPDP is a complex programme, with various stakeholders, often including providers of adult education that, through the programme, act jointly as change agents in local workplaces. The aim of the paper is to identify conditions that enabled stakeholders’ learning and supported programme development processes in two studied WPDPs. A total of 73 interviews were conducted and 20 meetings were documented in this qualitative case study. The findings showed that WPDPs are dependent on rich learning environments with enabling conditions for stakeholders if development processes are to move forward. Among important enabling conditions, were the involvement of appropriate stakeholders in a sufficient number of learning activities and distinct steering of the programmes.
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2016. 46-46 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-135420OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-135420DiVA: diva2:1081529
ESREA: 8th Triennial European Research Conference Imagining diverse futures for adult education: questions of power and resources of creativity, Maynooth, Ireland 8-11 September 2016