Daily Archives: September 1, 2010

Are Academics irrelevant? – roles for Scholars in Participatory Research

The idea of participatory research and its various related forms (collaborative research, action research, participatory action research), as a way to assist community self determination, has exploded in popularity over the last decade. As a practitioner of the method, however, … Continue reading

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Popular Education and post-war democratization – the case of PENNAT, Guatemala

Read I argue that PENNAT is important both for what it does and for whom it serves–poor indigenous children. Because it is explicitly oriented toward social change, based on a popular education philosophy that aims to empower the most excluded … Continue reading

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Learning Citinzenship and Democracy through Participatory Budgeting – the case of Rosario, Argentina

Participatory budgeting is an informal educative space that provides powerful learning experiences in citizenship and democracy. Participants become more knowledgeable, skilled, democratic, engaged, and caring, which demonstrates that participatory budgeting serves as an innovative “school of citizenship.” Ultimately, this study … Continue reading

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Enhancing the Social Capital of Learning Communities by using an Ad-hoc Transient Communities Service

In online learning, communities can help to enhance learning. However, because of the dynamic nature of communities, attaining and sustaining these communities can be difficult. One aspect that has an influence on, and is influenced by these dynamics is the … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning in Inter-Organizational Development through e-Learning

Organisational learning has been widely acknowledged as holding the key for companies to survive and prosper. Research and literature on organisational learning has focused primarily on intra-organisational learning processes. However, during the past decade, a growing number of organisational learning … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning in Professional Learning Networks

A professionally oriented virtual community is geared toward professionals and/or discusses subjects from a professional environment. Professionals participate in this type of community in order to contact and exchange information with people outside of their own team or organisation who … Continue reading

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Promoting transformative innovation in schools – A handbook

This handbook aims to offer evidence, insights, ideas and recommendations that can be built upon to support and nurture a culture of transformative innovation within education. Increasingly it is recognised that there is a need to innovate to enable greater … Continue reading

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e-Inclusion – Learning Difficulties and Digital Technologies

This review focuses specifically on the use of digital technologies to enable children with learning difficulties to learn effectively. Its goal is to move beyond some of the hype and marketing rhetoric that sometimes characterises this field and to ask … Continue reading

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Teachers Learning with Digital Technologies – A review of research and projects

If we are interested in changing education, we need more than ever to be interested in teacher education, teacher knowledge and teacher learning. If we want to encourage different approaches to teaching and learning, and new relationships between pupils and … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning and e-Learning at the Workplace

In this updated description of the territory, we will update the profiling of certain trends and developments as regards the adoption of ICT-facilitated learning and innovative learning practices in the workplace, and we will also underline those observations that seem … Continue reading

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