Two Models of Time Banking: • •
Person 2 Person
Person 2 Organisation
Person 2 Person Time Banking A.K.A - Neighbour to Neighbour and On A Smaller Scale Kitchen Table.
Person 2 Organisation Time Banking: Changing the conversation between service provider and beneficiary by embedding Time Banking into the operating structure of the service provider.
Applying the second model of person 2 organisation time banking to work with learning providers.
Knowledge is Power Building Active Learning Networks
Anyone who believes that additional investment in learning classes will lead to an active life-long learning culture is either a madman or a learning provider
Norman Longworth Professor Life-Long Learning, European Centre for Life-Long Learning
Research by Stephen Gorard of Cardiff University â€˘ Despite calls for lifelong learning, adults are less likely to take part in learning than they were 20 or even 50 years ago â€˘ In disadvantaged communities many people have settled into a life of low educational expectation. The challenge is how to re-engage these people into a learning culture that is relevant to their lives, supports their aspirations and recognises their own inherent talents. The study recognises that communities are full of unused talent, skill, knowledge and experience, and that active Learning Networks provide one method of unleashing and utilising this learning potential.
The Old Conversation
Silo learning classes in colleges or devolved to Neighbourhood/Community Learning Centres
How well does a Neighborhood Learning Centre connect with the community? Does it foster an active learning culture or a passive learning culture?
The New Conversation Building Learning Networks: An active learning culture needs to be built on three pillars • Membership • Mutuality: A Currency for Learning • Active Learning
1. Membership People are invited to join Learning Networks and take part in a new conversation on the basis that everyone has a contribution to make which is valuable to their community, irrespective of disability, gender, race or religion.
2. Mutuality: A Currency for Learning For each hour a member gives to sharing their learning to build civil society they receive one learning credit. Learning credits are used to access study trips, social evenings, learning events and learning classes.
Mutuality Continued Active Learning: Time In • Mentoring On Courses • Intergenerational learning exchanges • Organising learning events • Recruiting Learners to the Network • Governance activities • Peer Tutoring Learning: Time Out • Accessing new learning • Learning Exchanges • Learning Events and Educational visits • Social Activities
3. Active Learning Taking learning outside the classroom and into the community was a strong feature of a South Wales life long learning culture pre 1945. The old learning agencies (Institutes and Educational Settlement Trusts) understood the power of collective knowledge as a pre cursor for collective engagement.
Active Learning Studios • In the same way that one thinks of a film studio as a place where you learn about film and produce film we should think of “high street” learning studios in the same way. Examples: • Food Studio • Sculpture Studio • Hair Studio • Making Learning Real: Devolving learning to a community level
Future Learning Networks Future learning networks can be built on: • Membership • Learning Time Currency • Active Learning