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Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions (PASCAL)

Perspectives on Learning Cities and Regions (PASCAL)

Policy, Practice and Participation

Michael Osborne, Norman Longworth

978-1-86201-448-0
June 2010
£24.95
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About This Publication

In this publication policy-makers, practitioners and researchers come together to demonstrate, in a wide variety of settings, how new initiatives to create learning cities and regions can improve dialogue between the practice and research communities. In demonstrating the productive outcomes of knowledge transfer, the book should serve to encourage those in government and in practice-leading roles to develop further the arrangements to facilitate the productive sharing and application of knowledge drawn from reflections on experience and from research.

Norman Longworth has a varied background in schools, industry, universities and professional associations. Formerly manager of IBM’s external education projects in Europe, President of the European Lifelong Learning Initiative and Visiting Professor at several European Universities, he wrote the EC policy document on Learning Regions and has also written well-known books on lifelong learning and learning regions.

Michael Osborne is Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning at the University of Glasgow, and experienced in adult education, VET and higher education research, development and evaluation. He is Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning within the Faculty of Education and Co-director of the PASCAL Observatory on Place Management, Social Capital and Lifelong Learning. He was formerly Co-director of the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning at the University of Stirling and has worked in the field of lifelong learning in the UK and beyond for 30 years.

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction (Michael Osborne and Norman Longworth)

PART 1: ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF LEARNING CITIES AND REGIONS
Chapter 2. The Pan-Northern Collaboration Project between the HE sector and the creative and cultural industries in the UK (Ron Cook)
Chapter 3. A technological innovation plan for enterprises in the Azores (Ana Maria Ramalho Correia)
Chapter 4. The Monti Ausoni Industrial District: definitive decline or possible regeneration? (Arturo Lavalle)
Chapter 5. The educational interests of citizens and actions to satisfy them in the learning city of Kaunas (Antanas Bagdonas)
Chapter 6. The role of research universities in regional innovation: The case of South Transdanubia, Hungary (Zoltán Gál)
Chapter 7 Learning regions in Germany. (Jutta Thinesse-Demel)

PART 2: SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY ASPECTS OF LEARNING CITIES AND REGIONS
Chapter 8. Learning and innovation: Implications for community networks and policy (Bruce Wilson)
Chapter 9. Trust capital and change management in successful organisation mergers (Jari Stenvall, Antti Syväjärvi, Hanna Vakkala and Risto Harisalo)
Chapter 10. The capability of technology to address social cohesion in disadvantaged communities (Carol Rainsford and Eamonn Murphy)
Chapter 11. Space and time dimensions of lifelong learning: The approach of learning in cities (Christos Doukas)
Chapter 12 From permanent education to the learning region: Elements of analysis and comparison of pedagogic models (Roberta Piazza)

PART 3: NETWORKING, INTELLIGENCE AND RESOURCE ASPECTS OF LIFELONG LEARNING IN CITIES, REGIONS AND COMMUNITIES
Chapter 13. PENR3L and EUROlocal – facilitators of European regional economic, social and environmental development (Norman Longworth and Michael Osborne)
Chapter 14. The art of managing networks and shaping constructive partnerships (Wolfgang Jütte)
Chapter 15. Social networks and social learning among small-scale rural non-farm enterprises: A case study in Chimanimani District in Zimbabwe (Jethro Zuwarimwe and Johann Kirsten)
Chapter 16. Reforming education in Croatia: Shortcomings in the implementation of lifelong learning principles in practice (Viktor Koska)
Chapter 17. Government’s regional policy and its shaping of widening participation practice in England (John Storan)
Chapter 18 Learning cities: What do people think? Summary of a case study (Romy Jones)

Index