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ERIC Number: EJ821476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
Action Learning with Young Carers
Clark, Elaine
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v1 n1 p109-116 Apr 2004
This paper looks at some research conducted with young carers and a multidisciplinary team of professionals as co-researchers. In this paper I suggest that action learning is a natural activity which occurs when programmed knowledge is combined with questions from colleagues/learners with different perspectives to create a shift in perception in the learner. I look at the "ingredients" which allowed this natural "action learning" to occur and identify a personal involvement which created the motivation and courage to follow the process together with the "comrades in adversity", who provided the confidence to learn and a locus of responsibility for action. In effect, learning is a gift, an innate propensity of humans, as primordial as life itself, which occurs whenever obstacles to learning are removed. I would suggest that action learning creates the motivation to learn in order to act and the empowerment, support and challenge to remove any barriers to learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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