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Social partnerships in learning: understanding the identities of disenfranchised regional learners

Wallace, Ruth (2009). Social partnerships in learning: understanding the identities of disenfranchised regional learners. The International Journal of Learning,15(12):147-154.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 77258317xPUB20
Title Social partnerships in learning: understanding the identities of disenfranchised regional learners
Author Wallace, Ruth
Journal Name The International Journal of Learning
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 12
ISSN 1447-9494   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 147
End Page 154
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Common Ground
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Developing innovative and successful approaches to engage disenfranchised regional learners in training necessitates effective partnership and the recognition of diverse knowledge systems as they relate to the worlds of work, community engagement and learning. This paper reports on the outcomes of a study of regional learners identities and the transformative processes that facilitated their successful involvement in vocational education. Social partnerships in learning were found to be key, they are the interagency and interdisciplinary relationships that enable effective learning in different disciplines, workplaces and training sites. Social partnerships in learning frameworks are used to; examine diverse knowledge systems, develop capacity building processes and understand the underlying relationships that facilitate connections, engagement and decision making between government, non-government, enterprise, community, stakeholders and individuals (Wallace 2008:7). These frameworks operate at and across all levels i.e. involving individuals, organizations and learning systems. This paper will examine the role of learning partnerships in developing strong learner identity and reengaging regional learners.
 
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