ERIC Number: EJ1035429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
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Reference Count: 26
Connecting Volunteers and Agents: A Social Constructionist Perspective
Dillivan, K. D.
Journal of Extension, v51 n2 Article 2IAW7 Apr 2013
Extension volunteers benefit from participation in training activities. Furthermore, Extension personnel are best positioned to provide volunteers with relevant training. However, trainers neglecting relationship building and failing to attend to the communicative process may achieve unsatisfactory results. Social constructionism, a theoretical model for knowledge construction, offers a viable approach for relationship enhancement between agents and volunteers. Social constructionism frames a collaborative learning environment in which dialogue is the principal mode of discourse.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Volunteers, Extension Agents, Training, Interpersonal Relationship, Cooperative Learning, Constructivism (Learning)
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