Female Community Workers' Experiences and Praxis in Co-learning Community
Community work has been long expected by policy makers to be an activator in improving rural areas. Despite complex community work and limited resources in community projects， community organizations try to develop cross-organization networking and collaboration to support the agendas of community work and to bridge the gap between resources and services. The background of the research is Ping Tung County， which has been promoting community empowerment for a long time. This research aims to explore the developing process of the learning network in the community， how the female community practitioners engage in social practices and what makes them identify themselves with the co-learning community. This research discusses how female community practitioners practiced networking and collaboration， as well as what they experienced during the co-learning process from personal mastery toward a shared vision of the community. The conclusion has proved that the key factor of promoting a sense of co-learning community can be realized through the relationship in “community of practices”. Such result also brings forward the potential of the female practitioners， their establishment of sense of community， and features and possible challenges in future development from the concrete collaboration and co-learning experiences in this community learning network.
|關鍵詞||社群意識、反省性實踐、網絡連結與協作、實踐社群、sense of community、reflexive practice、networking and collaboration、community of practice|