Social capital & Lifelong LearningPresentation Transcript
Social Capital & Lifelong Learning
Relationships / connected agents
life experience / equality / participation / cultural background
norms / values
Direct income, indirect health benefits, civic action
Confidence, friendships, sharing knowledge
trust / reciprocity
Interactive / collective benefit
(Adapted from a presentation by Tom Schuller)
Without social capital, society at large will collapse, and today’s world presents some very sad examples of this.
Christiaan Grootaert SOCIAL CAPITAL:THE MISSING LINK? The World Bank 1998
Using Social Capital to …
Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the social fabric
Amplify local social assets to make positive change possible over the longer term
Work in a way that is appropriate to the local culture
Identify positive change that occurs
Assist Social Capital
Evaluation Events Policy Development
Social Capital Evaluation
Social Capital Stocktake
Social Capital Framework
Social Capital Profiling
Social Capital Tools
Elements of Social Capital
Shared Norms & Values
Trust & Reciprocity Networks
Running the Bulls – San Fermin
NORMS & VALUES
Reciprocity – occurs when a person gives to someone else, expecting a fair and tangible return at some undefined future date .
This sense of future obligation makes possible the development of various kinds of continuing relationships, transactions, and exchanges that are beneficial to society. Reciprocal interaction will often lead to relationships of trust.
Trust & Reciprocity
(Sub-communities, Organisations or Individuals)
The more social capital people have access to the better they perceive their health.
Those who take part in social activities consider their health better than non-participants do.
Those that have great trust in people perceived their health as good.
(Social Capital in Finland, 2000)
Extending networks can extend well-being!
Shared norms & values
Trust and reciprocity
CHANGING COMMUNITY LANDSCAPES
What cannot be achieved in one lifetime will happen when one lifetime is joined to another. (Harold Kushner)