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Continuing education

Lifelong learning has become a necessity in today’s dynamic information society. This means that new occupational training structures and new learning methods must be developed for both classroom and non-classroom settings. The need for learning is on the rise, but diagnosing the nature and scope of this need is becoming increasingly difficult. Although it is sometimes said nowadays that each individual must take greater responsibility for their own employability, the task of ensuring that a society’s workforce has the necessary skills cannot be left to individual assessments or to natural development of an inherent learning culture. Hence, the work of our “continuing education” research area focuses on the modernisation of continuing learning opportunities, particularly concerning the integration of learning into everyday work duties and processes, and the various stages of employees’ career paths. Also studied are the options and tasks facing public sector, private sector and individual stakeholders, and the collaboration of these stakeholders. A current research focus is the shifting relationship between occupational training and employment occasioned by demographic change.

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