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University of Warwick (UWAR)
Institute for Employment Research

 Contact details
Contact personProf Alan Brown
Professorial Fellow 
StreetWarwick Institute for Employment Research 
Address CV4 7AL - Coventry (United Kingdom) 
Phone0044 2476523512 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Economics
» Psychology
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Guidance, learning, careers, work, communities of practice, web-based collaborative knowledge and community development

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Over 30 years experience of project work in the following areas: comparative education, training and employment; supporting communities of practice; guidance, learning and careers across the lifecourse; skill formation, learning and development at work.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Developing better indicators for policy
» Use of indicators and related approaches for the evaluation of research policies and programmes
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Mutual learning and co-operation

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleContinuous social learning in knowledge networks
Specific ThemeSupporting knowledge maturation processes in organisations
Project websitehttp://mature-ip.eu/
CoordinatorAndreas Schmidt

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Alans current research, which has a strong international orientation, focuses mainly upon changing occupational identities, continuing vocational training, skill formation, organisational performance, networks and supporting knowledge sharing and development and learning in professional communities of practice. He was involved in the development of the National Guidance Research Forum (NGRF), a knowledge-sharing site that has considerable material on research and practice in careers guidance and research on lifelong learning and work-related learning.

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