Category Archives: Scholarly writing

The Mediating Processes within Social Learning: Women’s Food and Water Security Practices in the Rural Eastern Cape

Nina Rivers was the second Masters student on the Changing Practice and knowledge mediators research process and course. She upgraded her Masters to a Phd and is now Dr Nina Rivers.

Nina was an active participant in the research and the course. She co-authored reports, was a mentor on the course and evaluated the course for us. No wonder her Masters became a Phd. She writes:

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AN INVESTIGATION OF COMMUNITY LEARNING THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Charles Phiri was a Masters student at the Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University, working on this first research project on knowledge, mediation and learning. He did his fieldwork during the first year of the WRC project K5/2017. One of our questions around learning was understanding how communities learn in their day to day lives. How do people share knowledge amongst themselves and how do they access new knowledge and integrate this into their daily practices. This is what Charles Phiri investigated for us.

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