Keyword: work

The importance of place

Anne E. Green

This paper has been prepared as part of the Review paper series for the Working and Employment Challenge of the Beyond Current Horizons programme of work on the... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: employment, geography, work, education, economy, labour

Summative report: The future of work and implications for education

Rob Wilson

The author is grateful to the Department of Children Families and Schools and to Futurelab in Bristol for their support of the Beyond Current Horizons (BCH)... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, employment, education, technology, society

The boundaries between informal and formal work

Dr John Round

It is assumed that as time progresses the formal economy becomes ever more important to everyday life. Whereas in the past people often worked on a subsistence... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, home, economics, family, community

In search of leadership

Penny Tamkin

This paper tries to do two things: • Firstly, explore what we know about what leadership is and how that view has shifted over time • And secondly to understand how management... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: leadership, employment, work, workforce

The growing importance of generic skills

Francis Green

Although it is generally recognised that modern economies require the use of continually greater skills, the notion of skill is often translated to mean education. Thus, a more... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: skills, economics, work, education, technology

Information and communication technology, work and employment

Dr. Matthew Dixon FBCS CITP

The paper attempts to lay out the key ways in which ICT pervades the world of work, and then explores how future developments might be expected to continue... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: IT, technology, work, employment, enabling technology

The meaning of work

Stephen Overell

The purpose of this paper is to examine the notion of meaning as it relates to working life, with a view to extrapolating some implications for thinking about... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: economics, work, employment, education, friendship

Careers guidance, identity and development

Jenny Bimrose

Equipping individuals with the skills and understanding required to make appropriate career transitions, as well as supporting them on their journeys throughout life, are critical not only for... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, careers, employment, society, deprivation, Lifelong Learning

Labour market structures and trends, the future of work and the implications for initial E&T

Ewart Keep

Does the veracity of trends matter? Are there not circumstances where the analysis is wrong, the trend a meaningless fake, but which is nevertheless a useful catalyst... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: knowledge, economics, employment, occupations, business, work, technology

Happiness and well-being

Nattavudh Powdthavee

1.1 The conventional view of an individual’s well-being, or utility, in standard economic textbooks is that it employs an objective position, based on observable choices made by individuals (see... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: happiness, well-being, employment, work

Developing expertise – moving beyond a focus on workplace competence, assessment and qualifications

Alan Brown

This paper intends to highlight key trends in the development of expertise in the workplace in a way that goes beyond the current obsessions of many people with... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: assessment, competence, knowledge, work, education, development, skills, Lifelong Learning

Integrating personal learning and working environments

Graham Attwell and Cristina Costa

This review paper is part of a series of papers commissioned by the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick under the title of 'Beyond Current... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: personal learning, work, education institutions, employment, industry

Future horizons for work-life balance

Terence Hogarth and Derek Bosworth

Work-life balance can be defined from a legislative point of view drawing upon statutes and case law, and from an economic perspective where individuals make trade-offs between the... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, economics, employment, home, childcare, lifestyle

How will technological change affect opportunities for creating new economic activities, new sectors and new industries to the year 2025?

Professor Chris Baldry

‘Apparently there are potholes in the road to the future.’ ... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, business, work, IT, economics

Detaching work from place: charting the progress of change and its implications for learning

Professor Alan Felstead

In a world of hyperbole and exaggeration, nothing seems to excite journalists and headline writers more than the idea that working for eight hours a day in a... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, employment, Internet, technology, business

The millennial generation: generation y and the opportunities for a globalised, networked educational system

Elisabeth Kelan, Michael Lehnert

The paper explores the changing educational needs and expectations of Generation Y, people born roughly between 1977 and 2000. The first part of the paper reviews existing research... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, education, generations, economics, society, technology, social change, personal development

Review of future of paid and unpaid work, informal work, homeworking, the place of work in the family (women single parents, workless households), benefits, work attitudes motivation and obligation

Shirley Dex

Projecting trends into the future, or even just discussing them, is fraught with issues and problems. All too often predictions based on a particular single topic turn out... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: employment, work, home, family, women, benefits