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Twenty-first century skills

Across the globe the term “twenty-first century skills” has become the focus of schools for…

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Trends and impacts on the world of work

The world is at the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Already we are…

The changing role of the corporate trainer: The shift from 'training' to 'talent development'

This chapter explains a shift from training to talent development. Modern world trends such as…

Greening of the economy through partnerships: Issues and impacts on skills development

The importance of transitioning towards a greener economy, which is part of the sustainable development…

Skills forecasts in a rapidly changing world: Through a glass darkly

Through a glass darkly is a phrase that has inspired the titles of many works.…

Foundations of competence-based vocational education and training

Several competence theories have been developed, and much competence research has been conducted during the…

Competences, capabilities and capitals: Conceptual paradigms in the educational-employment relationship

This chapter explores three influential approaches to the analysis of the relationship between education and…

Transforming employer signaling in the talent marketplace

This chapter begins by describing how most employers traditionally communicate the qualities they seek, and…