Learning at work and in other environments

With the development of working life, the view on learning has also widened. New things are learned and skills are acquired in many kinds of learning environments: workplaces, educational institutes, digital environments and leisure activities.

Customer orientation takes into account the opportunities of the workplace and the needs of the student

Customer-oriented planning of studies utilises opportunities, skills and strengths offered by different learning environments. In practice, this means that the learning opportunities offered by workplaces and educational institutes are identified. At the same time, the distribution of work can be agreed on: what is learned in each learning environment, how it is learned, and how educational collaboration is implemented throughout the network. This also ensures the well-rounded professional competence of the student.

Competence-based training enables individual study paths

Customer-oriented planning of studies utilises opportunities, skills and strengths offered by different learning environments. In practice, this means that the learning opportunities offered by workplaces and educational institutes are identified. At the same time, the distribution of work can be agreed on: what is learned in each learning environment, how it is learned, and how educational collaboration is implemented throughout the network. This also ensures the well-rounded professional competence of the student.

What is learnt at the workplaces?

The planning of on-the-job learning starts from the needs and possibilities of the student and also the workplace. These are compared with the contents of the qualifications in order to build a suitable plan.  The results include skills that are in line with the needs of working life and, ideally, the diverse and continuous development of each person’s own skills that can also be shared with others. Read below how workplace instructors answer the question “What is learnt at workplaces?”

It is important to remember that the workplace is a learning environment for both employees and students.