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Working from our strengths: partnerships in learning

Wallace, Ruth, Manado, M, Curry, C and Agar, R (2008). Working from our strengths: partnerships in learning. The International Journal of Training Research,6(2):75-91.

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IRMA ID 77258317xPUB26
Title Working from our strengths: partnerships in learning
Author Wallace, Ruth
Manado, M
Curry, C
Agar, R
Journal Name The International Journal of Training Research
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1448-0220   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 75
End Page 91
Total Pages 17
Place of Publication Sydney, NSW
Publisher AVETRA
Field of Research 1301 - Education Systems
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Over the past four years a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners in learning research across Noerthern Australia have identified many of the issues that underpin the implementation of training and investment through enterprise development to improve economic and community outcomes of Indigenous partners. This paper provides an overview of a series of recent projects developed around enterprise development and training. The issues that the project teams have explored include developing industry, community and training institutional partnerships in the recognition of diverse knowledge systems within the recognition of prior learning process, the role of digital literacies in sharing knowledge, the co-production of knowledge and work-based learning. The paper then foreshadows the future directions of this work; addressing a range of issues such as infrastructure, funding, technology and identifying relevant skills sets. Approaches to sustainable enterprise learning and production, professional development and support of successful Indigenous and non-Indigenous teachers are also discussed. Essentially the paper focuses on the ways partnerships and relationships, rather than systems, can effect change in the implementation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) system in ways that accord with the aims and realities of Indigenous people for their futures.
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