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ERIC Number: EJ939195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1389-224X
Different Personal Skills and Competencies Which Local Agricultural Advisers Can Use to Co-Create Change in Management Procedures: A Case-Study of Danish Dairy Farmers and Advisers
Andersen, H. J.
Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, v10 n4 p151-162 2004
In this paper three different skills and competencies of the local agricultural adviser are described: "The specialist, the reflective specialist and the reflective listener". The skills and competencies are framed as potentials and theoretically rooted in the ideas of George Herbert Mead, Chris Argyris and Donald Schon. The empirical background comes from a project on "Communication and advising" with the objective to understand what makes a difference locally when advising on agricultural management routines. Data from qualitative interviews with ten farmers and two veterinary advisers are used to support this understanding. This paper acknowledges both technical and reflective skills as part of local advisers' way of practicing. Further awareness on reflection will make it easier for the adviser to co-create a difference in adjusting management and in particular in co-establishing a meaningfulness behind value-based issues as, for example, animal welfare. (Contains 3 figures and 5 boxes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark