Analysing approaches to constructing capacities

Arden, Catherine H. and Baguley, Margaret ORCID: and Danaher, Patrick Alan ORCID: and Davies, Andrew and De George-Walker, Linda and Fogarty, Roderick J. and Henderson, Robyn ORCID: and Matthews, Karl J. and Jones, Janice and McIlveen, Peter ORCID: and McLennan, Brad ORCID: and Midgley, Warren and Noble, Karen and Oliver, Mark E. and Peel, Karen ORCID: and Turner, Michelle ORCID: and Tyler, Mark A. (2012) Analysing approaches to constructing capacities. In: Constructing capacities: building capabilities through learning and engagement. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 4-30. ISBN 1-4438-4179-X


If effective ways of constructing capacities are to be understood, several means of identifying and assessing multiple approahces to conceptualising and contextualising such capacities needs to be developed. This chapter explores and evaluates some of these approaches, adopting an eclectic and culturally diverse approach that considers each approach simultaneously from teh perspectives of its proponents among the chapter authors and of scholars researching in one or more fields informing capacity constructions. Thus the chapter uses an analytical research framework, drawing on the principles of hermeneutics, whereby authors' individual analyses are interpreted and synthesised against the backdrop of identified contemporary literature. Based on the application of this framework, the authors elicit several elements that appear to be commonly accepted aspects of capacity-building, while acknowledging some areas of disagreement about defining and theorising capacities.

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Additional Information: Chapter 1. c. Cambridge Scholars 2012.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 23:53
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 07:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: capacity-building, analysis, hermeneutics, approaches, education
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified

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