Exploring the Potential of Developmental Work Research and Change Laboratory to Support Sustainability Transformations: A Case Study of Organic Agriculture in Zimbabwe

Mutizwa Mukute, Kuda Mudokwani, Georgina McAllister, Kefasi Nyikahadzoi

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This paper explores the emergence of transgressive learning in CHAT-informed development work research in a networked organic agriculture case study in Zimbabwe, based on intervention research involving district organic associations tackling interconnected issues of climate change, water, food security and solidarity. The study established that We change laboratories can be used to support transgressive learning through: confronting unproductive local norms; collective reframing of problematic issues; stimulating expansive learning and sustainability transformations in minds, relationships and landscapes across time. The study also confirms the need for fourth generation CHAT to address the complex social-ecological problems of today.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-246
Number of pages18
JournalMind, Culture, and Activity
Issue number3
Early online date10 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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