WS5: Learning processes in research and extension

Group I: Complementarities and differences between theories of learning and theories of action as frames for conceptualising learning, and the implications for practice

M. Paine and S. Kenny. Intentional learning: interplays between farmers and service providers, pp. 515-522.

R. Percy. The  contribution of experiential learning theories to the practice of participatory research and extension, pp. 523-535.

L. Seppänen and H. Koskimies. Farming across the years: temporal and spatial dimensions of learning organic farming, pp. 536-545.

M. Ljung. An emerging practical theory to critically reflect and understand the role of collaborative learning processes for sustainable development of agriculture, pp. 546-555.

C. Blackmore. Learning about learning as systemic practice in the context of environmental decision making, pp. 556-563.

R. Hill, N. Botha and P. Capper. Activity theory: an acceptable framework for analysing learning processes of New Zealand sheep farmers relating to decision-support software, pp. 564-573.

N. Roling. From Mulitple to Distributive Cognition: the Case of the Drentsche AA, pp. 574-584.

Group II: Role of the researcher in the facilitation of learning, the confrontation of differing social conceptions, and the organisation of social spaces in which learning can occur

P. Djamen and M. Harvard. Management advice for family farms. An extension process to help farmers of North Cameroon meet up challenges of professionalism, pp. 585-593.

H. Habibie, N. Sriskandarajah and R. Packham. Making the best use of limited resources: using participative action research to achieve fodder security with smallholder livestock farmers in Indonesia, pp. 594-604.

M. C. Plencovich, A. Bocchicchio, A. Fraschina and A. Ayla Torales. Interdisciplinary and systemic approaches in agricultural practices: bridging the gap between university and professional intervention, pp.  605-615.

M. Cerf, N. Couix, N. Girard and R. Teulier. Gaining Mutual Knowledge on Modes of Intervention: a Critical Learning Issue for Collective Action, pp. 616-627.

M. Loewe and O.M. Gonzalez. Innovations in the rural development research: the case of the production of high value timber in Chile, pp. 626-637.

A. Dosch and V. Toussaint. Learning by Doing - Stakeholder Paricipation in Land Use Management: the Resarch and Development Project Grano, pp. 639-646.

R. Ison. Some Reflections on a Knowledge Transfer Strategy: a Systemic Inquiry, pp. 647-656.

Group III: Learning approaches to the study and design of new standards and norms that promote and support ecological and environmental functions of agriculture

M.J. Juntti. Interpreting agri-environmental policy: a comparative analysis of policy implementation in Finland and the United Kingdom, pp. 657-666.

F. Dreyfus and J.C. Mouret. The Emergence of Environmental Concerns in the Camargue: Re-Thinking a Reference Network in a Learning Tool for Stakeholders, pp. 667-677.

W.M. Rivera. The Invisible Frontier: the Current Limits of Decentralization and Privatisation in Developing Countries, pp. 678-686.

S. Leth and N. Sriskandarajah. Moving beyond the productivity paradigm - incorporating sustainability in forestry education in Denmark, pp. 687-696.

C. Rozel Farnworth. Developing a Toolkit for Assessing the Well-Being of Smallholder Organic Farmers and Plantation Workers, pp. 697-707.

L. Lisborg. Facing the Gap Between Research and Practice in Danish Farming Systems: a reflection around the Case of Poultry Production, pp. 708-714.

U.J. Nagel, K. von der Heiden and R. Siebert. Public goods and privatised extension: the rocky road towards agro-environmental extension, pp. 715-725.

M.C. Van der Hulst-van Arkel, S.J.W.H. Oude Elferink, P.L.M. von Horne, A.C. Smits and P.W.G. Groot Koerkamp. Sustainable Poultry Meat Production Systems, Stakeholder-Based System Innovation, pp. 726-729.

Group IV: the study and improvement of new tools and methods for involvint stakeholders (and non-participants) in learning processes, at a range of eco-system scales

M. Paine, J. Weatherley, A. Crawford and S. Champion. Farmlets as Learning Platforms: a National Approach to Farming Systems Research, Development and Extension in the Australian Dairy Sector, pp. 730-740.

A.T. Couto and A.F. Goncalves. Technologies of Information and Communication: Use of the Internet in Rural Sociology, pp. 741-749.

M. Slavik and E. Kriz. The Competencies of Advisors, the Result of a Learning Process, pp. 750-755.

S. Andonov, T. Dishnica, M. Djordjevic, M. Mladenovski, I. Tarelli, U. Toic and A. van de Brock. Techhology Transfer to Private Farmers Through Competitive (Research) Grant Schemes in South East Europe, pp. 765-776.

T. Wehinger, B. Freyer and V. Hoffman. Stakeholder Analysis in the Conversion to Organic Farming, pp. 765-776.

H. Jesajas and R. Packham. Combining Indigenous Knowledge and Agricultural Science Knowledge: a Case Study from Kisar Island, Indonesia, pp. 777-786.