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ERIC Number: EJ929503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1749-6896
A Practical Guide to a Radical Transition: Framing the Sustainable Learning Community
Clarke, Paul
Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, v3 n3 p183-197 2009
It was more than a decade ago that I first explored the notion of a "learning community". Whilst the overall goal remains the same, there are now important new ecological insights that can be added to our earlier understanding, which heighten the urgency for a more radical consideration of learning community to ensure that practice is both educationally sound and ecologically sustainable within such a community. This paper serves as reference to some of this new thinking. To provide a context, it will refer to the earlier work and indicate the limitations and breakthroughs of the earlier work which, with the benefit of retrospect, have become apparent. The paper is structured around four themes that I continue to draw upon as the basis of my own learning--themes of practicalities, guidance, radicalism and transition. The paper concludes with the first formulation of a framework for sustainable learning community based upon these and earlier observations and insights. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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