Towards a profitable and sustainable future for grain growers: A professional development model for farm partners

Condell, Jillian, Murray, Chris and Murray, Peter (2005) Towards a profitable and sustainable future for grain growers: A professional development model for farm partners. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 1 4: 89-100.

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Author Condell, Jillian
Murray, Chris
Murray, Peter
Title Towards a profitable and sustainable future for grain growers: A professional development model for farm partners
Journal name International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1814-0556
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 1
Issue 4
Start page 89
End page 100
Total pages 12
Editor Stewart Marshall
Wal Taylor
Place of publication Bridgetown, Barbados
Publisher University of the West Indies, Distance Education Centre
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
749999 Education and training not elsewhere classified
Abstract Many Australian grain growers need to change their management approach to ensure their continued viability, but do not have the required knowledge and skills. Uptake of relevant education and training is poor, despite the positive correlation between learning, change and farm viability. As men are generally occupied with the operational aspects of the farm, much of the management role has been taken on by their partners, despite their lack of relevant formal qualifications. Professional development of farm partners therefore has the potential to improve the viability of grain growers. A model combining learning circles and action learning projects is proposed.
Keyword Professional development
agriculture
farming
grain industry
Australia
learning circles
action learning.
Q-Index Code C1

 
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