ERIC Number: ED337667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Learning from Each Other. A Handbook for Participative Learning and Community Work Learning Programmes.
Sapin, Kate; Watters, Geraldine
This handbook on participative learning is designed for workers involved in community and adult education programs, staff development, and youth, community, and social work organizations. The introduction explores a theoretical basis for participative learning and defines terms. Chapter 1 examines program planning issues and includes some useful checklists. Chapter 2 addresses mixing the group, selecting warm-up exercises, networking, and developing facilitating skills. Chapter 3 promotes thinking about community work values and the stages involved in a community work approach. Exercises encourage participants to share their understanding and practice and to consider the links between this practice and the underlying aims of community work. Exercises in Chapter 4 provide a structure for examining work with community groups, developing a theoretical approach, and recording experience. Chapter 5 explores the purpose and functions of committees. Exercises encourage participants to share experiences of committees, examine roles and desirable qualities of officers and members, and tackle relevant problems for workers and committee members. Chapter 6 outlines practical ways to keep track of participative learning. The handbook contains over 60 exercises with the following parts: a summary, aims, warm-up exercise; additions or variations, and necessary handouts, worksheets, and working papers. Appendixes include 28 working papers for use in exercises, useful contacts, and 38 useful books. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Committees, Community Education, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Helping Relationship, Intergroup Relations, Learning Activities, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, Self Directed Groups, Student Participation
William Temple Foundation, Manchester Business School, Manchester M15 6PB, England, United Kingdom (14.95 pounds plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Temple Foundation, Manchester (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom