Workshop attendance as a mode of learning: evidence from the Netherlands

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Author: Grip, Andries de; Pleijers, Astrid


Although workshop attendance appears to be as high as participation in training, this paper is the first study in the educational science, human resource management and labour economics literature that explores the drivers of workshop attendance among the working population. In our analysis of the Dutch Adult Education Survey, we find that workshop attendance is highest among managers and professionals, in contrast to their participation in training. These results confirm our expectation that workshop attendance is important in acquiring state-of-the art knowledge on external...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Teaching and learning; Workforce development

Keywords: Professional development; Workplace learning; Human resource development; Training; Formal learning; Informal learning

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2019

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Journal volume: 12

Journal number: 3

Journal date: October 2019

Pages: pp. 361-385

ISSN: 1874-785X, 1874-7868 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 137.354

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