International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2013, Vol. 9(3) 70-90

Structures of Participation in the “University of Local Knowledge”

Penny Evans, & Sharon Irish

pp. 70 - 90   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2013.006

Published online: October 15, 2013  |   Number of Views: 0  |  Number of Download: 25


Abstract

―Structures of Participation‖ concerns a recent media arts project, the University of Local Knowledge (ULK). ULK is simultaneously a critique of established academic institutions and disciplines and a system for self-organized learning among the residents of Knowle West, an area of south Bristol (UK). Beginning in 2009, the Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) in Bristol facilitated this digital and face-to-face collaboration, aiming to uncover and celebrate local skills, talents and wisdom. While phase one of ULK focuses on making tacit knowledge explicit in videos, phase two is particularly concerned with how the content areas of the  videos are organized or restructured by those who shared their experiences and ideas. This article examines ways in which ULK creates structures to invite Knowle West residents to participate in knowledge-sharing and self-organized learning.

Keywords: Knowle West, local knowledge, community knowledge, self-organized learning, video art


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Evans, P. & Irish, S. (2013). Structures of Participation in the “University of Local Knowledge” . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), 70-90.

Harvard
Evans, P. and Irish, S. (2013). Structures of Participation in the “University of Local Knowledge” . International Journal of Progressive Education, 9(3), pp. 70-90.

Chicago 16th edition
Evans, Penny and Sharon Irish (2013). "Structures of Participation in the “University of Local Knowledge” ". International Journal of Progressive Education 9 (3):70-90.

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