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ERIC Number: EJ864433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Building Capacity through Sustainable Engagement: Lessons for the Learning Community from the "GraniteNet" Project
Arden, Catherine; McLachlan, Kathryn; Cooper, Trevor
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v49 n1 p75-101 Apr 2009
This paper reports an exploration into critical success factors for the sustainability of the partnership between the University of Southern Queensland and the Stanthorpe community during the GraniteNet Phoenix Project--the first phase of a three-phase participatory action research project conducted during 2007-2008. The concepts of learning community, social capital, university-community engagement and partnerships, and co-generative learning through participatory action research and evaluation are brought together to provide a framework for evaluating the sustainability and efficacy of the university-community relationship in the context of the GraniteNet project. Implications of the findings for the ongoing sustainability of the partnership are discussed, as well as for the relevance and utility of identified critical success factors. The paper also discusses implications of the findings for university-community engagement partnerships that utilise participatory action research and evaluation processes to build capacity through co-generative learning. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A