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Human investment and learning

Graham Room

in The European challenge

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347398
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347398.003.0006
Human investment and learning

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This chapter explores human investment by reference to the model of innovation and transformation developed in Chapter 4. It seeks to determine benchmarking indicators that might be employed by policy makers at national and European level. It aims to determine the indicators of the leading edge of invention and application — the novel learning environments that are being forged using the new information technologies; the new strategic architectures with reference to which education and training providers are reconfiguring themselves; the penetration of traditional provision by new online learning; the spheres of influence within the global educational market that these innovations then confer. It notes that the wider diffusion of such innovations, across the education and training system as a whole, is likely to depend upon the support offered by the national and European educational innovation system in which they are embedded: indicators of such support are underdeveloped.

Keywords: investment; learning; innovation; transformation; policy makers; invention; online learning; educational market; educational innovation

Chapter.  9997 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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