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Guile, David; Wilde, Rachel J. – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Moulier Boutang's book "Cognitive Capitalism" introduces a radically different conception of the key resources -- 'immaterial labour' and 'capture of externalities' -- for economic activity, compared with the argument in the knowledge economy discourse that professionals manipulate 'symbols'. The paper explores this claim by firstly,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Consultation Programs, Consultants, Knowledge Economy
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James, Laura; Guile, David; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
For over a decade policy-makers have claimed that advanced industrial societies should develop a knowledge-based economy (KBE) in response to economic globalisation and the transfer of manufacturing jobs to lower cost countries. In the UK, this vision shaped New Labour's policies for vocational education and training (VET), higher education and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Guile, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
The paper argues that over the past two decades there has been a paradox at the heart of the literature on the professions: inter-professional work has been a growing feature of work in the global economy since the 1990s, however, this has been rarely acknowledged. The paper addresses this paradox in three ways. The paper explains how changes in…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Professional Education, Scholarship, Economic Climate
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Guile, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
This paper challenges the prevailing conventional wisdom in the UK that the government is the sole architect of the education and training (E&T) system and that qualifications are the magic bullet for securing employment in the creative and cultural sector. It also argues that if policy-makers are serious about wanting to diversify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Certification, Access to Education
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Guile, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2002
Presents a typology distinguishing conceptions of generic skill as (1) the property of individuals versus relationship between individuals and work context and (2) skills used in routine versus novel situations. Asserts that work experiences that develop generic skills must be part of a curriculum that supports the practice of learning through…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Guile, David; Griffiths, Toni – Journal of Education and Work, 2001
Analyzes how students learn and develop through work experience. Presents a typology of work experience that identifies five models: traditional, experiential, generic, work process, and connective. Suggests that connectivity may provide the basis for a productive and useful relationship between formal and informal learning. (Contains 82…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Individual Development, Informal Education, Learning Theories