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Reality Librarianship 2013 – Community Centred Learning – the chalkle experience

I’m looking forward to talking with Jo Ransom from Te Takere on Tuesday 11th June about the recent launch of chalkle° Horowhenua.

I’ve been intrigued about chalkle° since a friend in Wellington told me about it. I thought it was an interesting alternative to Adult Education classes, which have traditionally run through local high schools or organisations like WEA. At the time, I thought it would be a good fit with libraries. Te Takere is the first public library to launch its own chalkle° channel.

But how does this new model of community-led learning actually work?

chalkle° flips the traditional learning model, and its tagline “six degrees of education” gives a clue. The audience (aka the local community) is asked to step up & share their passion with other community members – classes can be taught or attended by anyone. It’s about “connecting people who want to learn with people who want to teach”.

Classes are demand-drive, teachers offer up their knowledge & passion, and learners join in. The range of classes offered in Horowhenua demonstrates the wealth of knowledge in the community that has been unlocked through chalkle°.

I’ll be keen to find out more from Jo Ransom, so join us on Tuesday 11th June at 7.30pm. Bring your questions and ideas along this year’s first Reality Librarianship session. Register here. And also please check your technology before the session.

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