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Constructing Capacities free pdf "Constructing Capacities: Building Capabilities through Learning and Engagement" explores several contemporary manifestations of individuals, groups and communities participating in varying types of learning and thereby engaging effectively and productively with their contexts and environments in order to build and develop their multiple capacities. Those capacities are seen as crucial to overcoming particular kinds of challenges and to attaining specific types of aspirations that are valued highly by the respective individuals, groups and communities. Despite this common valuing of constructing capacities, we still know relatively little about how capacities can be built and enhanced in ways that are equitable, sustainable and transformative. Much of the literature highlights contextually specific factors that facilitate capacity building for particular groups of participants at specific times, and that are founded on demonstrated principles such as understanding and engaging with those participants' respective aspirations, circumstances and needs. Yet what works to develop capabilities in one context might not succeed in another context, even with the same participants - generating momentum and achieving scale and sustainability are often challenges when seeking to build capacities. For all these reasons, it is both timely and useful to extend contemporary understandings of capacities and how they can be constructed effectively and sustainably. The 14 chapters in this book take up this challenge by presenting theoretically framed and rigorously researched accounts of successful capacity-building in diverse educational settings, clustered around four foci: conceptualising and contextualising capacities- constructing students' and teachers' capacities- constructing workers' capacities- and, constructing researchers' capacities. These accounts generate new and important understandings of what capacities are, how they can be constructed and supported, and how they enhance positive outcomes for individuals and communities as well as nationally and globally.

About Patrick Alan Danaher

number of publications completed and pending, and his contributions to the chapters in this book are envisaged to form the foundations for planned future publications. Email: Warren Midgley is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the Toowoomba campus of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, where he is also currently the Director of the Capacity-Building Research Network Faculty Research Centre. His research interests include language and cultural adjustment, educational research, and digital futures in and for education. He is co-editor of and contributor to two published research books in addition to this volume, and two others under contract. Email: Karen Noble is Associate Professor in Pedagogy and Curriculum (Early Childhood Education Focus) in the Faculty of Education at the Toowoomba campus of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, where she is also currently Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning). Her research interests include early childhood education- workforce capacity-building- student learning in higher education- learner agency- and parent participation in education. Email: Mark A. Tyler is Senior Lecturer in Adult and Vocational Education in the School of Education at the Mount Gravatt campus of Griffith University, Australia. Mark's research interests are in educating adults, vocational education and training, teacher identity, collaborative capacity-building and digital literacies for adults. Building on his Doctor of Philosophy interest in teacher critical spirit, Mark continues to explore the appropriation of cultural tools that afford vocational teacher meaning-making. His most recent research is associated with an Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association-funded project exploring the continuing education and training models deployed nationally within the vocational education and training industry in Australia. Mark publishes regularly in peer-reviewed academic journals and themed edited books. Email:

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Author : Patrick Alan Danaher
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 December 2012
ISBN : 144384179X
EAN : 9781443841795
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 295 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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