A learning community two years on: reflecting on successes and framing futures

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Arden, Catherine H., Cooper, T., McLachlan, K. and Stebbings, S.. 2008. "A learning community two years on: reflecting on successes and framing futures." Orr, Debbie, Danaher, Patrick Alan, Danaher, Geoff and Harreveld, R. E. (Bobby) (ed.) 5th International Lifelong Learning Conference: Reflecting on Successes and Framing Futures. Yeppoon, Australia 16 - 19 Jun 2008 Rockhampton, Australia.
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A learning community two years on: reflecting on successes and framing futures

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsArden, Catherine H. (Author), Cooper, T. (Author), McLachlan, K. (Author) and Stebbings, S. (Author)
EditorsOrr, Debbie, Danaher, Patrick Alan, Danaher, Geoff and Harreveld, R. E. (Bobby)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 5th International Lifelong Learning Conference 2008
Number of Pages6
Year2008
Place of PublicationRockhampton, Australia
ISBN9781921047565
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/13881
Conference/Event5th International Lifelong Learning Conference: Reflecting on Successes and Framing Futures
International Lifelong Learning Conference
Event Details
5th International Lifelong Learning Conference: Reflecting on Successes and Framing Futures
Event Date
16 to end of 19 Jun 2008
Event Location
Yeppoon, Australia
Event Details
International Lifelong Learning Conference
LLC
Abstract

This paper reports the results of a participatory action research (PAR) evaluation conducted with the members of the Granite Belt Learners Group in their rural 'learning community' in South East Queensland, and presents an action research and evaluation framework to guide the community on the next stage of its journey.

Keywordslearning communities; Granite Belt; lifelong learning; participatory action research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
390301. Continuing and community education
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
Public Notes

Copyright for the volume is held by the Lifelong Learning Conference Committee. The authors retain individual copyright of their own papers. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 378.173 Lif.

Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Stanthorpe Shire Council, Australia
Community Development Services, Australia
Book TitleLifelong Learning: Partners, Pathways and Pedagogies: Keynote and Refereed Papers from the 4th International Lifelong Learning Conference
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