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    Learning for Development (Development Matters) (Paperback) By (author) Hazel J. Johnson, By (author) Gordon Wilson

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    DescriptionThe organizational and institutional embedding of new learning is one of the biggest challenges for development. This book in the "Why 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.

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    Learning for Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hazel J. Johnson, By (author) Gordon Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848131989
    ISBN 10: 1848131984

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: GTF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Libri: I-BE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: POL024000, POL023000
    DC22: 338.9
    BISAC V2.8: BUS068000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 307.14
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL029000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HD75.7 .J64 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JB, KCP, JPQB, GTP
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    Publication date
    15 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    'I commend Johnson and Wilson for this excellent book in which they reflect on the role that learning can play in development. It deals with complex issues in a style that is both considered and clear; critical and committed. It should be required reading for those who unreflectively "do development"' - Simon McGrath, Professor of International Education and Development, Nottingham 'Learning for Development is an exciting read for anyone working in the field, provoking thought by providing real case studies around 'development action'. It focuses on intentional development which is referred to in the book as development action, arguing that the actions of interveners are fundamentally part of and contribute to, development history. It looks at the context in which learning occurs as well as learning as a social process. The concept of 'action learning space' can help identify the dynamics in communities through which learning has the potential to occur. Trust and communicative action are key ingredients of shared learning. The book shares practical examples of successes and challenges from which one can learn and then adapt to one's own work. It is a must readA" for anyone interested in development.' - Charlene Hewat, CEO, Environment Africa
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction 2. Concepts and approaches 3. Contestation and learning between multiple stakeholders 4. Learning through difference and mutuality in North-South partnerships 5. Formal learning and individual and organizational change 6. Learning and not learning through the use of ICTs 7. Conclusions