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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Creating Workplace Learning Communities in PNG

David Kay.

The presentation will describe the process of introducing an innovative approach to training delivery in a developing country.

Formal workplace based training had not previoulsy been used in Paua New Guinea. In a number of projects, the presenter has been invlvoed in helping public sector officials make use of a strong comminuty focused social structure to transfer some of the social principles to work based learning.

In part the projects have helped to develop capacity to institutionalise workplace based training and non formal learning. These forms of learning have been used to deliver formally recognised qualifications that are customised to specific needs - not just of the workplace -but of individual learners.


David Kay  (Australia)

David Kay Training and Development

David Kay is the director of David Kay Training and Development. David has worked extensively in the VET sector in Australia and internationally in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, Sri Lanka and Paua New Guinea. David works with both private and public sector clients to assist in the development of vocational training infrastructure and to deliver training and management strengthening interventions . David has published two books on vocational training and has presented to conferences in Australia, Austria and Greece.

  • Learning Communities
  • Workplace based learning

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)