Working Models Conducive to Learning

The term – work conducive to learning – means the conditions and possibilities to enable learning in the working process.

The arrangement of work conducive to learning is determined by the enterprise profile, such as the size of the plant or branch, the kind of practical tasks and the organisation of labour.

The concrete requirements of the workplace and the competence profiles of the employees form an essential basis for developing the workplace as a learning location.

The work is then particularly conducive to learning, if it poses problems, is variable, can be individually adapted and covers complete actions. In addition, the existing freedom of movement for the employees and support and recognition from their colleagues and supervisors are important for the taking hold of learning opportunities.

The starting point for the supervisors of operational learning processes is the analysis of the learning possibilities at the different workplaces and the identification of conditions which impede or promote learning.