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The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Changes to Working Life : What Supports Adult Employees in Adapting to New Technology at Work? (2020)


Nygren, H., Virolainen, M., Hämäläinen, R., & Rautopuro, J. (2020). The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Changes to Working Life : What Supports Adult Employees in Adapting to New Technology at Work?. In M. Collan, & K. Michelsen (Eds.), Technical, Economic and Societal Effects of Manufacturing 4.0 : Automation, Adaption and Manufacturing in Finland and Beyond (pp. 193-209). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46103-4_10

The research was funded by Strategic Research Council at the Research Council of Finland.


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All authors or editorsNygren, Hanna; Virolainen, Maarit; Hämäläinen, Raija; Rautopuro, Juhani

Parent publicationTechnical, Economic and Societal Effects of Manufacturing 4.0 : Automation, Adaption and Manufacturing in Finland and Beyond

Parent publication editorsCollan, M; Michelsen, K.

ISBN978-3-030-46102-7

eISBN978-3-030-46103-4

Publication year2020

Pages range193-209

Number of pages in the book266

PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46103-4_10

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71319


Abstract

This chapter aims to increase current understanding of adults' individual learning pathways and needs when adapting to new technology. We review adults' overall technology skills and depict, through chosen examples, how adults have adapted to technological change in their working lives. We present prior research on the challenges that the Fourth Industrial Revolution poses to adults' further education, and based on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), we review adults' problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments. Overall, the findings emphasize the importance of design-based education and the need for companies to flexibly address adults with skill-shortages, who need to develop their problem-solving abilities in technology-rich environments.


Keywordsadult educationoccupational retrainingcareer developmentcareer planningworking lifechangetechnology educationindividualityreadiness for change

Free keywordsdesign-based education; adult re-education; adoption to change; PIAAC


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Reporting Year2020

JUFO rating3


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