Cognitive skills required in contemporary workplaces

Pillay, Hitendra K. (1998) Cognitive skills required in contemporary workplaces. Studies in Continuing Education, 20(1), pp. 71-81.

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This paper discusses some of the changes occurring in contemporary workplace practices, and the implications these have for the types of knowledge and skills required to work in such environments. Increasingly, workers need to be multi-skilled to function effectively in contemporary work environments. The nature of multi-skilling is explained in terms of cross-skilling, up-skilling and higher-order thinking skills, and the relevance of multi-skilling in today's workplaces is examined. Finally, the paper explores some factors affecting the acquisition of these desired skills in light of current work practices.

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ID Code: 40310
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
DOI: 10.1080/0158037980200105
ISSN: 1470-126X (online) 0158-037X (print)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Carfax Publishing Company
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2011 23:09
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:22

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