Keywords - Chapter 3: Learning For Work

Employment – the work one does to earn a paid income, from industrial wage workers to portfolio workers.

Fordism – a system of work that begins with modern industry, involving a division of labour that requires minimal skills on the part of workers, strict managerial hierarchy, vertical lines of command and the mass production of uniform products destined for mass consumption.

Management – the social organisation of work, which can take different forms and involve different kinds of human relationships, from authoritarian hierarchy to shared responsibility.

Markets – products and services created in a workplace and offered for sale, and places where workers use their wages to purchase products and services – from uniform mass markets to varied niche markets.

Post-Fordism – a system of work that comes with increasing automation in which workers are multi-skilled, work in teams, share more management responsibility and engage in more lateral communications. The organisation is considered to be a corporate culture, where workers are supposed to it into shared values.

Productive diversity – a system of work in which primary value is located in human skills and knowledge, work group and client relationships, and continuous organisational learning. Local and global differences are used as a productive resource, and products and services customised for niche markets.

Skills – learned human physical and mental capacities.

Society – everyday community life, including work and education, and the mutual influences of one area of life upon another.

Technology – tools used for work and everyday living, including machines, physical structures, and information and communication systems.