Key competencies and workplace learning

Year: 1995

Author: Hager, Paul, Gonczi, Andrew, Schwenke, Cristina

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The authors have been involved recently in several research projects focused on the incidence of the Mayer key competencies in training and assessment practices in the workplace. This paper will outline some of this research and discuss the significance of its findings which are based on case studies that include the following industries: metals, hardware, electrical, hospitality, clerical/administrative, information technology and hairdressing. Issues addressed in the paper include

- the extent to which generic key competencies figure in current workplace training and assessment practices
- strategies for the more effective incorporation of generic key competencies into workplace training and assessment practices+ the extent to which there is occupational variance in workplace deployment of generic key competencies
- the relationships between on-the-job and off-the-job assessment.