Learning Provision and Development Network
This network provides information, support and facilitates general networking amongst practitioners and managers with a remit for planning provision and curriculum development within providers of post-16 learning (LEAs, training providers, community learning providers, schools, colleges, etc.).
Presentations of all Wales relevance are made available over a video link with further regional information and discussion.
This publication presents a range of techniques for promoting participation of a wide range of people in all stages of an initiative, from identification, planning and design, through to implementation and evaluation.
Why is this important to learning providers? If we are to widen participation in learning we need to engage with individuals and communities on the issues which are important to them and embed learning within relevant projects and activities. The ultimate aim of many participatory projects is to empower local people so that they can eventually take over the running of a project, thereby ensuring project sustainability even after the supporting organisation pulls out. Learning is central to this empowerment and there are many benefits to be gained in using the participatory techniques outlined in this publication.