The "learning" component of participatory learning and action in health research : reflections from a local sure start
Stuttaford, Maria and Coe, Christine. (2007) The "learning" component of participatory learning and action in health research : reflections from a local sure start. Qualitative Health Research, Vol.17 (No.10). pp. 1351-1360. ISSN 1049-7323Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732307306965
In this article, the authors consider the opportunities for learning in health research that adopts a participatory learning and action (PLA) approach. Much attention has been given to the participation and action components of PLA, but there has been less practical and theoretical consideration of the learning component. Using the research conducted as part of a local Sure Start evaluation in England, the authors reflect on the learning that takes place between participants in the research process. They draw on two models of adult learning styles to frame their reflections and argue that to improve the rigor of participatory research, and to maximize the emancipatory potential of PLA, it is useful for researchers to be explicit about the learning that takes place during participatory research. Furthermore, that learning will be promoted by establishing a dialogue of colearning between different worlds across boundaries.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Qualitative Health Research|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 1351-1360|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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