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Learning Through Community Engagement

Vision and Practice in Higher Education

Editors: Sachs, Judyth, Clark, PACE, Lindie (Eds.)

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  • Demonstrates how curriculum reform can be used as an engine of institutional transformation at a research-intensive university
  • Combines theoretical and practice-based perspectives to provide an in-depth and comprehensive case study of the challenges and opportunities of university-community engagement
  • Emphasizes the importance of ‘learning by doing’ through reflection and continuous improvement in the pedagogical, partnership and institutional arenas
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About this book

This book charts the development of a whole-institution approach to university-community engagement at a modern Australian university, highlighting the pivotal role that curriculum renewal can play in organizational transformation. It describes how Macquarie University’s PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program developed and fostered a culture of learning that has been at the center of academic renewal, differentiation, and institutional change. It details the development of the PACE pedagogical model, the establishment of the network of stakeholder relationships which underpin it, and the embedding of the model across the whole institution. Authored by those directly involved in the change project, this book tells the story of PACE, its achievements, challenges, success factors and future directions. A series of dovetailing contributions by leading international scholars of university-community engagement set the PACE story in its global context. This book adds to the scholarship of learning through community engagement, provides international perspectives on trends and issues in university-community engagement, contributes to a broader understanding of the practice and pedagogy of community engagement, and discusses the challenges and opportunities of implementing and sustaining change in the higher education sector.

About the authors

Professor Judyth Sachs has recently stepped down as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Macquarie University, a position she held from December 2006, to take up a role with KPMG. Prior to joining Macquarie she held various positions at the University of Sydney, Griffith University and The University of Queensland. From June 2003 to December 2006 she was Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Chair of the Academic Board (2001-June 2003) and Professor of Education (1996-2006) at the University of Sydney. She holds a BA and a PhD from the University of Queensland and an MA from Western Michigan University. 
Lindie Clark is Academic and Programs Director, PACE at Macquarie University. In this role she is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the PACE program. She has published a monograph through Cambridge University Press, a number of book chapters , journal articles and conference presentations. Lindie holds a BSc (Hons) from Macquarie University and a MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • A Collaborative Turn: Trends and Directions in Community Engagement

    Pages 3-15

    Saltmarsh, John

  • The Civic University: A Legal and Policy Vacuum?

    Pages 17-29

    McIlrath, Lorraine

  • Community Engagement Scholarship, Research Universities, and the Scholarship of Integration

    Pages 31-51

    Fitzgerald, Hiram E. (et al.)

  • A Question of Purpose: Engaged Learning and the Research Mission of the University

    Pages 53-64

    Facer, Keri (et al.)

  • Educating the Global Citizen

    Pages 65-78

    Rawlings-Sanaei, Felicity

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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Through Community Engagement
Book Subtitle
Vision and Practice in Higher Education
Editors
  • Judyth Sachs
  • Lindie Clark, PACE
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0999-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0999-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0997-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9305-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 319
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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