The aims of this chapter are, firstly, to examine the context in which the pedagogy of community arises in the UK and elsewhere, briefly summarising the nature of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and then communities themselves. It becomes readily apparent that these are quite different types of entities in their objectives and structures, but it is in their interaction, no matter how complex and difficult, that change becomes possible. We provide some examples of past good practice before focusing in on Kahu’s (2013) model of holistic engagement with communities by HEIs. The authors then return to good practice in the current era before concluding with some pointers for the way ahead to a meaningful and productive interrelationship between HEIs and communities.
|Title of host publication
|The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum
|J.H. Halsall, Michael Snowden
|Place of Publication
|Published - 19 Sept 2016