Learning in network – a 'third way' between school learning and workplace learning? (2004)
Learning in network – a 'third way' between school learning and workplace learning?
LLD, Copenhagen 25-27 November 2004
The aim of this paper is to analyze and discuss participation in network as a form of learning strategy. Network(s) can be considered as one context for learning parallel to training institutions and workplaces. Network represents a certain category of learning environment with its own characteristics.
This learning environment will be examined, partly theoretically by introducing a concept of 'learning space' that attempts to capture factors in the environment that have influence on learning possibilities, and partly empirically by referring to an action research project aiming at improving the occupational health and safety work within 11 enterprises forming a network.
It is suggested that network-based learning can be regarded as one type of learning lying somewhere between the two poles institutionalised continuing vocational training (cvt) and workplace learning.
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