Transgressing to Learn
Learn to Transgress
- Network and activity system analysis
- Change laboratories and intervention workshops
- Inter-district cross-learning and knowledge co-production
Practice based knowledge is generated through (i) joint solution generation, (ii) look and learn visits, and (iii) follow-up on-site and hands-on training to develop farmer capacities in the context of organic farmers in East Mashonaland. (This underlines the building of vertical literacy, which connects and develops the mind, attitude and skills).
There are at least three sites of transformation to sustainability in agricultural activities, namely, (i) farming landscapes, (iii) relationships between different agricultural activity stakeholders, and (iii) within the participating individuals’ mindsets and attitudes.
Solidary-related qualities of T-learning include: (i) co-defining matters of concern to work on, and (ii) co-defining new horizons to work towards.
Interpersonal and leadership competencies for supporting solidarity development include: (i) listening, (ii) empathy, (iii) mutual sharing of knowledge and generative resources (e.g. seed), (iv) collaborative problem solving, and (vi) tangible and intangible value creation or addition.
Mukute, M., Mudokwani, K., McAllister, G., & Nyikahadzoi, K. 2018. Exploring the potential of developmental work research and change laboratory to support sustainability transformations: Case study of organic agriculture in Zimbabwe. Mind, Culture and Activity, 25(3), 229-246.