Informal learning and promising practice within global LGBT and allied movements

Kim Vance  – Saint Francis Xavier University

Recent global advancements in human rights related to sexual orientation and gender identity have lead organizations to seek reflection and analysis about informal learning and promising practice.

This study generated fourteen promising practice narratives, which were then analysed in small cross-regional peer groups. The research reveals that many organizations already reflect appreciatively on their work, and while common themes are evident in defining and evaluating promising practice, there are clear regional and inter-movement differences warranting documentation and discussion.

This methodological approach was also useful for improving practice and serving an emancipatory function for marginalized communities.

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