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The European challengeInnovation, policy learning and social cohesion in the new knowledge economy$
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Graham Room

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347398

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347398.001.0001

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Human investment and learning

Human investment and learning

(p.77) Six Human investment and learning
The European challenge

Graham Room

Policy Press

This chapter explores human investment by reference to the model of innovation and transformation developed in Chapter 4. It seeks to determine benchmarking indicators that might be employed by policy makers at national and European level. It aims to determine the indicators of the leading edge of invention and application — the novel learning environments that are being forged using the new information technologies; the new strategic architectures with reference to which education and training providers are reconfiguring themselves; the penetration of traditional provision by new online learning; the spheres of influence within the global educational market that these innovations then confer. It notes that the wider diffusion of such innovations, across the education and training system as a whole, is likely to depend upon the support offered by the national and European educational innovation system in which they are embedded: indicators of such support are underdeveloped.

Keywords:   investment, learning, innovation, transformation, policy makers, invention, online learning, educational market, educational innovation

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