Developing practice in the use of new technology and Social Media within CLD

SCDC is pleased to invite you to be a participant in the Digitally Agile CLD Action Learning programme. This initiative follows from the first two phases of the hugely successful Digitally Agile CLD programme, delivered in partnership with Youthlink Scotland and Learning Link Scotland, which has explored the barriers and opportunities for the use of new technology and Social Media in the CLD sector.

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We will use Action Learning Sets to support practitioners in the workplace and develop a better understanding of the use of new technology and social media in practice. Action Learning is an approach which involves both thinking and doing; and which can be of great benefit when people come together to make progress on a common purpose.



The process will help us to:

  • Learn more about the use of new technology and Social Media in the CLD field.
  • Challenge peers and existing practice in constructive discussions.
  • Learn from good practice and develop new ideas and different solutions.
  • Provide insight into how others achieve solutions this in turn creates insight into problem solving.
  • Develop a group of people who are, for periods of time, mentors for each other.

The creation of these Action Learning Sets is to extend the opportunity for hands-on engagement with new technologies, active learning, and joint practice sharing. This opportunity is available to CLD practitioners working with young people, communities and/or adult education who are interested in developing practice and sharing learning about using new technology including social media. Participants must be able to commit to 3 half day (mix of physical and electronic meetings) discussion between September 2013 and the end of February 2014.

The first meeting will be held in September or October 2013 with details to be confirmed soon.  Places are limited; if you are interested in participating please send in your name, organisation and postcode  ASAP.

Send your details to Marc,, or call 0131 3132488. Marc is also happy to answer any questions about the programme.