How Extension fosters social change and innovation can be improved through the use of theory-based educational models. Educational models can serve as foundations for the conceptual designs of educational interventions. I describe, using examples from my own work, one such model: the awareness, solidarity, and action model. This three-part model involves the participant's (a) becoming aware of a need for change, (b) developing solidarity with other participants around the actions to be taken, and (c) learning skills to enable action.
Reichenbach, M. R. (2016). Awareness, Solidarity, and Action: An Educational Model. Journal of Extension, 54(3), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss3/8