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By Karen Evans, Phil Hodkinson, Lorna Unwin

The place of work is a vital website for studying in modern society. This booklet examines the altering nature of the paintings and impression that this has at the ability and data standards of people, its implications for employment, and ways that those altering specifications may be met.

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Alternatively, or at the same time, people are encouraged to become portfolio workers: to continually acquire new skills and attributes of employability in order to be able to move seamlessly to a new job when the need arises. Of course, reality for many falls far short of this largely rhetorical ideal. Secondly, the traditional view of work-based learning also breaks down in the face of current labour market conditions. It may work well for that shrinking minority of the workforce, the ‘core workers’, who have some form of stable, rewarding employment.

However, they illustrate two very different responses to such a situation in that, on the periphery, Luke lost the ability to plan effectively for the future while, in the educational part of the core, Fazarna managed 40 WORKING TO LEARN to do just that. The concept of learning career provides a way of describing the contingent transformation of deeply rooted habitus, and of theorizing a longitudinal dimension to learning, without simplistic recourse into teleological personal growth, unchanging psychological traits, determining social structures or, alternatively, complete unpredictability in a post-modern flux.

Then I’ll probably might go back to college next year. Luke took advice before deciding what to do. He claimed that college tutors suggested that he either changed to a different course or left to get a job. He had found the advice to be helpful. Significantly, perhaps, he reported that many other people had also left the Foundation course:‘When we started there was about 20 people in the class. ’ Of course, we have no way of knowing whether Luke would have succeeded had he been able to take the Intermediate course he had hoped for, but embarking on the Foundation course was the precursor to a turning point in his (educational) career.

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