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ERIC Number: EJ1086554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-0830
Learning from Listservs: Collaboration, Knowledge Exchange, and the Formation of Distributed Leadership for Farmers' Markets and the Food Movement
Quintana, Maclovia; Morales, Alfonso
Studies in the Education of Adults, v47 n2 p160-175 Aut 2015
Computer-mediated communications, in particular listservs, can be powerful tools for creating social change--namely, shifting our food system to a more healthy, just, and localised model. They do this by creating the conditions--collaborations, interaction, self-reflection, and personal empowerment--that cultivate distributed leadership. In this article, we will show how the listserv hosted by the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), a US-based non-profit organisation, acts as an important venue for involvement in a community of practice, through which informal learning and the formation of distributed leadership takes place. The learning that takes place through this listserv can be seen as part of a transformative process that empowers participants to make change and builds unity across the movement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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