Learning process for creating community identity
1 Eastern Regional Institution of Non-formal and Informal Education, Tapong Sub-district, Mueang District, Rayong. 21000 Thailand
2 Department of Lifelong Education, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Creating community identity needs a learning process to assist community to identify, recognize, build acceptance and cultivate awareness in identity. The purpose of this study was to develop the draft of a learning process to create community identity. The study employed a qualitative research method through literature review. The result shows that the community learning process must empower all parties concerned and empowerment should be based on the social capital of the community. A draft of the learning process involved in the creation of community identity includes four main steps: i) plan consists of target community selection, community identity vision creation and operational planning for creation of community identity, ii) action consists of community survey, social capital analysis, community identity identification, creating and operating activities to supplement community identity, and setting development goals and actions based on community identity, iii) practical observation, iv) reflection consists of evaluation and reflection, and public presentation.
Key words: learning process / community identity / community empowerment / social capital
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