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.
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