Community Based Learning [chapter]

Mike Kendall
2004 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing  
This paper asserts that the natural starting point for any learning is an informal learning community with family, peers, elders, etc. With the need for socialisation and preparation for economic activity formal learning communities assert their role in the life of the learner. The convergence of formal and informal learning communities provides the basis for real lifelong learning, a process accelerated by the role of information and communications technologies removing traditional barriers to
more » ... learning and empowering communities to take actions to meet their own short and long-term needs. Community based learning is integral to the sustainability of active citizenship which is itself being transformed through the increasing availability and accessibility of information and communications technology in all societies. The role of the school is changing; it is becoming extended, with a role at the heart of a learning, social and cultural community, for young and old.
doi:10.1007/1-4020-7843-9_11 fatcat:xrrdjq3lnfa5deraehjuegetyi