Tuesday, 1 July 2008

research report completed!

I've written the research report and Emailed to the Project Team - phew - hope it is useful and a 'job well done' - it's been good to listen to the recordings, read the notes and remember the meetings with the Fairfield and Muirton folks and their stories about learning.

The research journey began with a walk round the areas, crossing the bridge between and getting used to the differences and similarities. And always the people. Who make up the communities, who care about their communities and were keen to describe their learning experiences but also wanted to know about the other learning opportunities that are out there or could be in there, in the community.

I'm creating some personalised postcards to give out as a 'thank you' to everyone who participated in this action research project, I couldn't have done it without them and without you. The highlights have included - meeting lots of interesting individuals and groups (I really like meeting new people), being invited to committees and lunch clubs (roast lamb and home-made soup), seeing the community through someone who lives there's eyes, having a McDonald's with some young folks and hearing about their hopes for the future (apprenticeship, sports coaching), listening to the workers' stories about learning and their commitment to the people, and many other memories.

To be continued .....