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ERIC Number: EJ884078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Knowledge Exchange with Sistema Scotland
Allan, Julie; Moran, Nikki; Duffy, Celia; Loening, Gica
Journal of Education Policy, v25 n3 p335-347 May 2010
This paper reports on a knowledge exchange project, funded by the Scottish Funding Council and undertaken by a group of researchers from three higher education institutions in Scotland and the project partner, Sistema Scotland. This newly established charity is attempting to implement a major programme of social change, developed in Venezuela, within the Raploch, a disadvantaged area of Scotland. The researchers' combined knowledge of education, music and psychology has guided their knowledge exchange activities with the project partner and among themselves. The paper outlines the development of Sistema Scotland and the programme, El Sistema, on which it is based. It details the knowledge exchange activities undertaken, which used Derrida's notion of aporia to try to engage Sistema Scotland with different perspectives and understandings, and a practical method for conducting meetings based on Open Space Technology. The various "encounters" with children, service providers and stakeholders are reported and this is followed by a critique of the processes of knowledge exchange. The paper ends with a discussion of the prospects for successful knowledge exchange.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland); Venezuela
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