In the current knowledge‐based economic climate, the success of an organisation is inextricably linked to the individual. This article seeks to consider the key relationships between the individual, lifelong learning, the workplace and employability in the context of the knowledge society. The aim is to extend understanding of these relationships and their impact on future employability.
The paper examines the key relationships between the individual, lifelong learning, the workplace and employability from the perspective of the Programme for University Industry Interface (PUII).
The discussions focus on the implications of the current situation for the future and suggest ecology as a metaphor for the way in which learning is intertwined in a complex environment that incorporates the learner, the workplace, the external company environment and the knowledge repositories.
The paper sheds light on these particular issues through the findings of the PUII. The authors also explore potential avenues for advancement or resolution of some issues, e.g. strategies for developing self‐directed learners and approaches to workplace learning based on these findings.
O'Donoghue, J. and Maguire, T. (2005), "The individual learner, employability and the workplace: A reappraisal of relationships and prophecies", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 29 No. 6, pp. 436-446. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090590510610236Download as .RIS
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