Editorial

The theme of this present December 2012 issue of LLinE is Workplace learning and Innovation. The issue is special in more ways than one. Firstly, it is the first issue of LLinE to appear completely online. Another special feature is that the issue is co-edited with EDI-Europe, European network on employee-driven innovation. The focus is

20.12.2012

The theme of this present December 2012 issue of LLinE is Workplace learning and Innovation. The issue is special in more ways than one.

Firstly, it is the first issue of LLinE to appear completely online.

Another special feature is that the issue is co-edited with EDI-Europe, European network on employee-driven innovation. The focus is on learning – and innovative processes within European workplaces in both private and public sector – especially bottom up processes.

The following themes are at stake

  • Innovation and collaborative learning in the workplace
  • Employee participation in workplace learning and social or collaborative innovation
  • Practices in workplace learning and employee driven innovation – bottom up processes
  • Learning and innovation mediated through labs

In the perspective of lifelong learning the investigation and creation of fruitful learning arenas are cornerstones. Learning processes may be unfolded in temporary systems such as learning labs, in formal educational systems and not the least in different kinds of communities, organizations or workplaces. In these learning arenas the interplay between learning processes and innovative processes in and across organizational boundaries include a great potential for individual, organizational, economical and social development, – and thus these issues are of great interest for both politicians, researchers and practitioners.

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