Learning for Social Change: Exploring concepts, methods and practiceA report on a dialogue on facilitating learning for social change (FLASC).
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Learning for Social Change is the outcome of a dialogue on facilitating learning for social change (FLASC) which took place from February to March 2006, through e-fora and an international workshop hosted by the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex.
A key aim of the dialogue was to identify certain processes or principles of learning that are most conducive to progressive social change outcomes, and to think how capacity could be built in those engaged in social change efforts that enable them to be reflective, innovative and adaptive in facilitating such learning processes.
In this report, social change is described as “a process of dialogue, debate and action resulting in major shifts in social norms, and is generally characterised by the highlighting and legitimation of discordant voices, particularly of those marginalised in society, and leading to improvements in their rights, entitlements and living conditions". The FLASC dialogue was designed to address learning for social change through a framework of three key dimensions: personal, organizational and institutional.Website (URL): http://www.pnet.ids.ac.uk/docs/FLASC.pdf Author(s): Peter Taylor, Andrew Deak, Jethro Pettit and Isabel Vogel