A model for learning in working life

Knud Illeris (Department of Educational Research, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Publication date: 1 December 2004


The aim of this article is to develop a holistic model that shows the basic elements of workplace learning and their mutual connections. This is done by adjusting and combining two models that have already been worked out formerly by members of the consortium: a model dealing with the workplace as a learning space, and a general model of the learning process. The most important features of the new model are its distinction between the social and the individual levels of learning, and its pointing to the overlap between the working practice of the organisation and the work identities of the employees as the central area for important workplace learning. Concludes by discussing the purposes to which this model can be put.



Illeris, K. (2004), "A model for learning in working life", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 16 No. 8, pp. 431-441. https://doi.org/10.1108/13665620410566405

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