Self-directed learning environments of farm businesses – case studies in Queensland

Starasts, Ann (2013) Self-directed learning environments of farm businesses – case studies in Queensland. In: Research Colloquia and Showcase 2013, 12-13 Jun 2013, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Rural business managers are increasingly juggling economic and environmental pressures as they strive to optimise productivity and maximise profitability for their farm business. Each business drives its own agenda for learning to support innovation and improvement, and seeks relevant information, people and resources. This research explored the self-directed learning environments of grain and cotton growers in order to inform future development of digital learning tools to support farm business learning. The unique combination of property, farming system and business and human resourcing defined each business learning environment and its information needs. Learning was strongly characterised by growers having experiences and sharing these. Digital tools that enable the representation of these (such as case studies and images, Youtube) and facilitate learner's reflections on these would potentially add value to farmer self-directed learning.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 22:38
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 00:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: farmers learning; self-directed learning; agricultural extension
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100599 Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25613

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