Bairnsdale facilitator: Judy Ireland The Bairnsdale Study Circle was set up as part of the “Stories My Community Told Me” project. This is one component of the larger “Communities for Children” project which is being coordinated by Kilmany Uniting Care. One of the “stories” from the Bairnsdale Study Circle culminated in offering a dress-up box […]
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.