Enhancing Social Capital through Experiential Learning: A Case Study of Reconnecting Adolescents to Education and Employment

By Cathryn Carpenter and Brenda Cherednichenko.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This case study reports on the practice of a program designed to enhance the social capital of young people through reconnecting them to education and employment.

Keywords: Experiential Learning, Social Capital, Adventure, Education Pathways, Employment Pathways, Narrative Approaches

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.37-48. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 817.214KB).

Cathryn Carpenter

Cathryn Carpenter currently coordinates and teaches in the Experiential Learning and Development and Outdoor Education courses at Victoria University.

Brenda Cherednichenko

As Head of the School of Education, Brenda Cherednichenko provides leadership for a diverse range of educational courses. She has led the development of the Indigenous community-focused Bachelor of Education (Nyerna Studies)and continues to be active involved in the deliverly of culturally diverse programs. Her teaching experiences have been varied and include urban and rural Australia and overseas as well as in pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors and in other community educational settings. Dr Cherednichenko's particular research interests are in the areas of educational reform, equity, social justice and democratic learning and teaching, inquiry and student centred learning. Her professional development work with teachers is based on democratic and collaborative practitioner and action research projects.


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