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The changing relationship between work and learning: Creating a knowledge productive work environment.

By: Joseph Kessels, IMG 0408 111959659067 Paul Keursten - ; Source: Lifelong learning in Europe,7 (2), 104-113.   02-19-2002

In today’s knowledge economy, the work environment is becoming the primary source for learning. This implies a fundamental change in the relationship between working and learning. We were used to view learning as a preparation for work: learning preceded working. Now, learning can be viewed as a direct consequence of working. In this article, we explore the implications of this development for organising work and learning.