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The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research initiates and supports basic and applied research with a view to improving our knowledge about working life, public health and welfare. www.fas.forskning.se. The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS) .

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The swedish council for working life and social research fas

The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research initiates and supports basic and applied research with a view to improving our knowledge about working life, public health and welfare.

www.fas.forskning.se


The swedish council for working life and social research fas

The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS)

  • Working life and labour market issues

  • Welfare and social policy

  • Public health and quality of life

  • Research budget of around MSEK 300

  • www.vinnova.se also work research

  • National Institute of Working Life www.niwl.se source of info

  • www.larena.se learning network

  • www.workinnet.org ERA-Net on work


Conceptions of good work

Conceptions of good work

  • EU -quality of work&more&better jobs

  • ILO and decent work

  • Swedish Good Work Conception

  • Howard Gardner and Good Work

  • Karasek&Theorell model

  • Antonovsky – sense of coherence

  • Studs Terkel and working cultures

  • Sustanainable work systems&health

  • Healthy work places &healthy corporations


Good work at risk

Good work at risk…….

  • End of work or just end of good work?

  • High level of long-term sick leave

  • Work-intensification&stress

  • High level of temporary job-contracts

  • Traditional occupational hazards

  • Gender gaps&work life balance

  • Coping deficit&learning environments

  • Downsizing and replacement

  • Flexibility as risk and challenge


New policies for lifelong learning

New policies for lifelong learning

  • Lifelong learning as buzzword

  • Education, education, education..

  • 50%-objective on higher ed. transition

  • Formal education from 5 to 25 plus

  • Career gap&worklife balance at risk

  • Flexibility and learning centres

  • Validation, RPL and skills portfolios

  • Surf-learning or surface learning

  • Risk of overeducation


Signs of underlearning at work

Signs of underlearning at work

  • Social bias of in-service training

  • Less time for reflection&rethinking

  • Constraints of action&influence

  • No culture for knowledge utilisation

  • Mismatch skills&requirements

  • Attitudinal barriers&discrimination

  • Traditional work organisation

  • Weak wage incentives for learning


Future challenges for good work and good learning

Future challenges for good work and good learning

  • New strategies for learning at work

  • Alliances between social partners

  • Focus on learning incentives

  • New models for validation&RPL

  • Career systems and support models

  • Learning agreements

  • Learning accounts

  • Continuous skill development

  • Sustainable work systems


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