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ERIC Number: EJ877285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
All Together Now
Adults Learning, v16 n1 p16-17 Sep 2004
Although community-based adult learning can be enormously effective in drawing into learning those who feel excluded from the education system, little research has been done into how this potential can be turned to the advantage of disengaged learners. Researchers in Scotland hope to go some way to redressing this by providing, for the first time, a systematic understanding of the learning cultures--the individual, social, economic and historical factors that shape learning experiences--associated with community-based further education. This article discusses a three-year project, involving researchers at the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (CRLL) in Glasgow Caledonian University and two Scottish colleges, that aims to identify changes in practice which will lead directly to enhanced engagement with learning. Understanding and Enhancing Learning Cultures in Community-based Further Education--a TLRP-funded partnership of CRLL in Glasgow Caledonian University, Anniesland College and James Watt College (North Ayrshire Campus)--will look to work closely with the wider further education community in a process of investigation, dissemination and reflection, which, the team hopes, will provide models for the transformation of learning cultures in this frequently overlooked form of provision. The researchers have had to reflect carefully on how the project can be made genuinely collaborative, says coordinator Jim Gallacher.
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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: United Kingdom (Scotland)