Facilitator: Michelle Theobald There are 6 women in the Orbost Study Circle. ‘Women on the Move’ – they are a diverse group with common – and varied – interests. Sharing stories about other communities led them to reflect on great Orbost projects such as the Exhibition Centre, the Rainforest Centre, the Mosaic Pathway, Forest Park […]
Within communities, people hold different views of the world developed from their own experiences.
Study Circles provide a forum where these differences can be respected and learnt from to work towards a common goal.
Members of a Study Circle become familiar with how to work in this democratically responsible manner.
The Centre has published a Study Circle’s kit that will assist groups to:
- Establish a study circle to focus on the future of the local community.
- Learn the skills that enable a disparate group to work co-operatively.
- Focus on achievable outcomes.
- Become leaders in determining futures of communities.
“It was a very good method of each individual learning to understand how groups work and it had very sound foundations.”
(Study group member, Sandy Point, 1999)
Copies of the Study Circle Kit are available for sale for a printed copy or free for a download copy, through our Publications page.