Learning for work: the role of learning providers in widening access to learning
Seminar that provides an overview of current debates in relation to workplace learning.
Venue: Room G.21 Paterson’s Land, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ
Date: Wednesday 23 February 2011
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
This seminar will provide an overview of current debates in relation to workplace learning. It will also examine the way in which learning providers have engaged with the policy agenda.
The workplace has increasingly become recognised as a place of learning and development. Upskilling and reskilling the workforce is seen by the Government as a way of ensuring economic prosperity and as a means of protecting individuals from social exclusion and poverty and their lifelong learning skills strategy placed duties on employers, employees, unions and learning providers to ensure effective provision and engagement with learning.
Participants will be provided with a workplace learning briefing paper prior to the seminar and a brief report will be produced after the event which incorporates the key issues debated during the seminar.
This seminar draws on an evaluation of workplace learning funded by the Skills for Scotland project, research from an EU 6th framework project on lifelong learning and a review of workplace literacies conducted by a team of researchers led by Professor Lyn Tett for the Scottish Government.