The book shows how learning factories have been established in recent years as a platform for production-oriented education, training, research, and innovation transfer in academia, industry, and also vocational schools. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the challenges to be addressed for future production with the help of learning factories; the most important fields of competence in connection with learning factories; the historical development, the forms and types of work-related learning for and in production; the historical development, the terminology, and the definitions around the topic learning factory; the broad variety of existing learning factory concepts in the learning factory morphology; the methods, tools, and guidelines along the learning factory life cycle; a multitude of learning factory concepts and practical examples regarding different fields of application, contents, and concept variations; the projects, groups, and associations connected with the learning factory topic; and many best practice examples covering the complete range of the learning factory concept.
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