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'It's like Total Quality Management. Everyone, from Managers, Professionals, Administrators, Councillors to the Janitor, will need to be aware of how learning cities and regions are different, and why they are necessary for the future'

(Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities)

LONG LEARN ACTIVE LEARNING MATERIALS IN BRIEF

The chapter and session titles are as follows (we told you they were comprehensive) – each session contains assignments and exercises raising the key issues in an interesting and innovative way. These are supplemented by a learning kitbag that will strengthen learning. Some sessions last an hour, many are longer.


 

Chapter and Session Title

Code

 

Chapter 1 Renewing, Researching, Refining: Making Sense of Learning Cities and Regions

10

1.1

Lifelong Learning, Learning Cities and Regions – why?

11

1.2

Change (and decay?) in all around I see: Changing times, changing cities and regions

12

1.3

What’s in the soup? – Ingredients of Learning Cities and Regions

13

1.4

Researching Learning Cities and Regions – the work of OECD and Victoria

14

1.5

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas  –  the ideopolis and more

15

1.6

Looking to the Future: Skills and Competences for 21st century learning cities and regions

16

 

Chapter 2 Defining, Dissecting, Deepening: Learning Communities, Cities, Regions and Organisations

20

2.1

Words, words, words –the dynamics of learning cities and regions

21

2.2

Understanding Learning Societies – the ultimate goal of learning cities and regions

22

2.3

Championing quality – learning organisations in a learning city

23

2.4

Cities and Regions as living and breathing Learning Organisations

24

2.5

Learning Communities in all their senses

25

2.6

Smart cities, wired cities, slow cities –divergent ingredients of the same cake

26

 

Chapter 3: Constructing, Contracting, Commemorating: Tools, Techniques, Charters and Festivals for Learning Cities and Regions

30

3.1

Fifteen Tools and techniques for Learning Cities and Regions – an overview

31

3.2

Learning Charters: committing cities and regions to learning

32

3.3

Learning Festivals: Celebrating and Showcasing Cities and Regions:

33

3,4

Leadership in Learning Cities and Regions: Finding and priming the movers and shakers

34

 

Chapter 4: Measuring, Monitoring, Managing: Tools and Techniques for Measuring and Monitoring Learning Cities and Regions

40

4.1

Defining Learning needs: Key people and others

41

4.2

Dissecting Learning Cities and Regions: the TELS Learning Cities Audit

42

4.3

TELS results and recommendations for your city/region. Making connections

43

4.4

A Stakeholder Audit for Local and Regional Authorities: Tools for the future

44

4.5

Lifelong Learning for Elected Representatives – key people in learning city/region development

45

 

Chapter 5: Equipping, Empowering, Enriching: Tools and Techniques for Activating Learning in Learning Cities and Regions

50

5.1

Focussing on people: The individual at the centre of the local government universe

51

5.2

All Citizens as Learners: Learning Ladders

52

5.3

Learning pays: Lifelong Learning as wealth creator in cities and regions

53

5.4

Tools for activating learners: an introduction to uses in the workplace

54

5.5

Personal Learning Audits - 1: Meeting your past

55

5.6

Personal Learning Audits - 2: Meeting your present

56

5.7

Personal Learning Audits – 3: Meeting your future

57

5.8

Personal Learning Action Plans – 1: Understanding yourself

58

5.9

Personal Learning Action Plans – 2:  Making your commitment

59

 

Chapter 6: Participating, Partnering, Profiting: Tools and Techniques for Involving Stakeholders in Learning Cities and Regions

60

6.1

Learning City Stakeholders: Who, what, where, why are they?

61

6.2

Schools as Stakeholders in community, city and region: Exploring their contribution.

62

6.3

Higher Education as a stakeholder in community, city and region: Offering leadership?

63

6.4

Business and Industry as stakeholders in community, city and region: A two-way contribution

64

6.5

Adult Education Colleges as stakeholders: Auditing their contribution

65

6.6

Cultural Services in Transition: Museums, Libraries, Archives and Galleries in the learning world

66

6.7

Individuals and Families: Stimulating contribution

67

6.8

Productive Partnerships: Putting organisations and people together

68

 

Chapter 7: Consulting, Convincing, Contributing: Tools and Techniques for Citizen Participation in Learning Cities and Regions

70

7.1

Asking the people: Why consult?

71

7.2

Consultation levels and methods: How to consult and how much:

72

7.3

Using Technology in the learning city: Consulting and Informing

73

7.4

Active citizenship and volunteering in the learning city: Mobilising the people

74

7.5

Supporting the people: Mentoring in the learning city

75

7.6

Resources for the Learning City: Service Credit, Social currencies and changing methods

76

 

Chapter 8: Imagining, Internationalising, Interconnecting: Global Roles, Global Opportunities for Learning Cities and Regions

80

8.1

Global roles and responsibilities for learning cities and regions and their stakeholders

81

8.2

Internationalising Learning City Networks

82

8.3

International links – A Kent Case Study

83

8.4

PALLACE Case Study 1: International schools projects as Learning City Architects

84

8.5

PALLACE Case Study 2: Adult education and international links

85

8.6

Cities and Regions into a new world: Two-way profiting from international cooperation

86

 

Chapter 9:  Summarising, Strengthening, Sustaining: Putting it all Together

90

9.1

Recommendations, Recommendations, Recommendations – and their implementation

91

9.2

Fostering 21st Century Learning Cities and Regions – Six Organisational Issues

92

9.3

Fostering 21st Century Learning Cities and Regions – Eight Facilitating issues

93

9.4 Fostering 21st century learning cities and regions: Four Pedagogical Issues 94
9.5 Fostering 21st Century Learning cities and regions: Three Other Issues 95
9.6 Your issues and what happens now – useful websites 96
 

 

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