Self-directed learning environments of farm businesses – case studies in Queensland

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Starasts, Ann. 2013. "Self-directed learning environments of farm businesses – case studies in Queensland." Research Colloquia and Showcase 2013. Springfield, Australia 12 - 13 Jun 2013 Toowoomba, Australia.
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Self-directed learning environments of farm businesses – case studies in Queensland

Presentation TypePaper
Authors
AuthorStarasts, Ann
Journal or Proceedings TitleUSQ Research Colloquia and Showcase 2013
Number of Pages5
Year2013
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
ISBN9780987218827
Conference/EventResearch Colloquia and Showcase 2013
Event Details
Research Colloquia and Showcase 2013
Event Date
12 to end of 13 Jun 2013
Event Location
Springfield, Australia
Abstract

Rural business managers are increasingly juggling economic and environmental pressures as they strive to optimise productivity and maximise profitability for their farm business. Each business drives its own agenda for learning to support innovation and improvement, and seeks relevant information, people and resources. This research explored the self-directed learning environments of grain and cotton growers in order to inform future development of digital learning tools to support farm business learning. The unique combination of property, farming system and business and human resourcing defined each business learning environment and its information needs. Learning was strongly characterised by growers having experiences and sharing these. Digital tools that enable the representation of these (such as case studies and images, Youtube) and facilitate learner's reflections on these would potentially add value to farmer self-directed learning.

Keywordsfarmers learning; self-directed learning; agricultural extension
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020300208. Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
409999. Other engineering not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsAustralian Digital Futures Institute
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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