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ACELG Report Learning as Driver for Change 03062013

ACELG Report Learning as Driver for Change 03062013

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Learning as a Driver for Change 
MAY 2013
 
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Learning as a Driver for Change 
May 2013 
Acknowledgements
This report was prepared by Dr Leone Wheeler and Dr Shanti Wong, Learning Community Consultants, with research support from Joel Farrell, Research Coordinator, Hume City Council and Ian Wong, Starfish Consultancy. The authors would also like to acknowledge editorial assistance from Ruth Learner, design and graphic support from Nancy Ly and the guidance of the following members of the steering group: Jim Saleeba, Honorary CEO, Australian Learning Communities Network Max Eastcott, CEO, Gwydir Shire Council Rod Smith, Training and Development Manager, Gwydir Shire Council Marea Ekladious, Manager, Learning Community Department, Hume City Council Joel Farrell, Research Coordinator, Hume City Council Stefanie Pillora, Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government. Thank you to learners from Gwydir Learning Region and stakeholders involved in the Hume Global Learning Village and Gwydir Learning Region networks for being so willing to attend focus group meetings and interviews. ACELG would also like to acknowledge representatives of the following organisations for their support in this research: Australian Learning Community Network Gwydir Shire Council Hume City Council RMIT University.
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Please cite this report as: Wheeler, L., Wong, S., Farrell, J., Wong, I., 2013, Learning as a Driver for Change, Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, University of Technology, Sydney.
 
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Table of Contents
Preface 5 Executive Summary 6 Aim of the Research 6 Methodology 6 Summary of key findings 7 Challenges 8 1. Section A: Literature Review 9 1.1 Introduction 9 1.2 Why should learning matter to local government? 9 1.3 Learning as a driver for change in community 10 1.4 Learning community approaches to place-based partnerships 12 1.5 Learning partnership governance the role of the strategic partnership 15 1.6 Impact and outcomes 22 2. Section B: Case Studies 26 2.1 Gwydir Learning Region 26 2.2 The Hume Global Learning Village 33 3. Section C: Concluding Comments from the Literature Review, Case Studies and Document Analysis 41 Conclusion 42 Appendix One: Desktop analysis of the Hume Global Learning Village and Gwydir Learning Region against common elements of effective learning partnerships. 47 Appendix Two: Census Data for Gwydir and Hume 56 Appendix Three: Comparative Census Statistics for Gwydir and Hume 63

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