Learning for Development (Development Matters)

Learning for Development (Development Matters)

By: Gordon Wilson (author), Hazel J. Johnson (author)Hardback

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The organizational and institutional embedding of new learning is one of the biggest challenges for development. This book in the Development Matters series takes a learning approach to development, focusing the learning that takes place through development action - be it intentional and structured, or the outcome of different forms of engagement. Learning for Development also demonstrates how important a critical awareness of the social dynamics of learning is for individuals and their organizations, and for building coherent policy and action. Through a number of case-studies and a wealth of interdisciplinary research, Learning for Development proposes a more flexible model of development action which aims to ensure that projects address the specific needs of, improves dialogue between, local groups and individuals.

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Hazel Johnson is Professor of Development Policy at the Open University, UK. Gordon Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Technology and Development, also at the Open University, UK.


* Acknowledgements*1. Why Learning For Development?*2. Approaches to Learning For Development*3. Contestation and Learning Between Multiple Stakeholders*4. Joint Learning through Similarity, Difference And Mutuality In North-South Municipal Partnerships*5. Changing the Self And Changing The Organization: Doing Things Better And Doing Them Differently*6. Learning and Not Learning Through The Use Of Computer-Mediated Communication*7. The Whys And Wherefores Of Learning For Development* References* Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781848131972
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781848131972
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 1848131976

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