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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
The premise of this paper (MS Word document), which looks at workplace learning, is that "the role of education in preparing individuals with differing interests and ambitions to become responsible citizens in a democratic context, and in creating an adaptable workforce, will continue to grow." But how do we understand this trend? The author outlines three major theoretical approaches: the system theory perspective, which looks at the interaction between the learning system and the working system; the actor theory perspective, which looks at the involvement and role of various stakeholders such as students, employers and educators; and the societal context perspective, which looks for explanations for convergence and differences between different national contexts. The paper is a discussion paper for the World Congress on Cooperative Education (WACE) conference in Rotterdam this August.

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