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ERIC Number: EJ797601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Learning in and through Social Partnerships
Fennessy, Kathleen M.; Billett, Stephen; Ovens, Carolyn
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v46 n1 p9-27 Apr 2006
This paper explores participation in social partnerships as a space for learning. It analyses interview data about participation in social partnership from partnerships involved in vocational education and training (VET) to argue that social partnerships constitute a form of learning space. Partnership participants engage in new learning through the interactions and activities inherent in partnership work, and relational learning is the kind of learning most supported in these learning spaces. By fostering learning about the self and its relationship to others, social partnerships have potential to enhance capacity for action and responsibility, which underpins citizenship as a learning process. In this way, social partnerships are learning spaces that potentially build collective, even democratic, understanding by enhancing the individual's cognitive and affective competencies. This cultural learning is embodied in the social partnership through engagement in effective partnership work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia