Theory and Application to the Digitization of Young Human Capital Support

Theory and Application to the Digitization of Young Human Capital Support

Eman A. Zabalawi (Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2956-0.ch006


The chapter presents a review of a variety of theories and models of adopting and adapting new technological tools such as social media for young people and the impact of their outcomes such as employment, learning at work, and communication. The chapter tries to explain the influence of digital technologies on young adult career selection. The chapter encompasses four principles including self-concepts, adult learner experience, opinion polls, and readiness to learn. As youth workers are expected to be lifelong learners, and youth work itself is an area that continues to be established in learning settings, this chapter on the values of adult learners, alongside theories, helps learners to understand and create more practical learning environments.
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Adult Learning Theory

Because this research focuses on young adults and participants in extracurricular activities, the learning philosophy of the evaluation adult helps to understand learners and allows more realistic learning environments to be built. Through making four assumptions about the features of the values of adult learners (M. S. Knowles, 1984), they offer a wide range of advantages, including a better understanding of the four principles and an improvement in information retention.

  • Self-Concept as a mature person moves from being dependent on being a self-directed human being. Adults who have acquired responsibility for their lives and decisions where it is essential to have control over their learning. The peer relationship, the instructor discussion, is therefore an example of the options of an imperative need to explain the reasons for specific learning areas.

  • Adult Learner Experience builds on the growing need for experience that is becoming an increasing resource for learning to be able to link the subject to real-world benefits and applications to situations that are excited about it as an opportunity to see directly how what they are learning can be used in the real world.

Opinion polls are also proliferating on the condition of young people in Arab countries and their perceived welfare outcomes. Since 2009, the Silatech Index has been released by Gallup and Silatech (2011), a representative annual survey which shows how young people themselves look at job creation, exposure to the tools they need to find a job, and policies that they see as blocking their direction, this research has found their way into government policy in particular. These are confined to dispersed sectoral initiatives in most countries which are only partly designed to meet the needs of the younger generations. In addition, laws and political decisions on youth development are absent, and coordination among institutions that affect the livelihoods of young people (education, labor and other ministries and institutions) is almost non-existent.

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