New JISCMail list for Student-Community Engagement and other resources
The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) has launched a new network for academics and practitioners to discuss the role of Public Engagement within the taught curriculum.
We hope that it will be a forum to discuss research and policy papers, share events and updates that relate to this area of practice, which broadly speaking can be described as informal and formal experiential education where learning emerges through a cycle of action and reflection. It encompasses a wide variety of practices including service-learning, community-based learning, learning-linked volunteering, student-community engagement and scholarship of engagement. We hope this group will become an interdisciplinary forum for discussion. Cross cutting, or boundary spanning posts, research and news are particularly welcomed, as are those that look more closely at particular areas of practice.
The list is a sub-list of the NCCPE’s Public Engagers Network (NCCPE-PEN).
Please register or sign up here.
Resources for Student-Community Engagement
We have also created a Public Library of a selection of papers and research related to this area which everyone is welcome to contribute to.
There is also a range of resources on student volunteering and community engagement, derived from our vinspired students project, on the NCCPE website here.
Journal of Education + Training: special issue on student learning from community engagement
You might be interested in this Journal issue which has recently been published (vol 53, issue 2/3). It includes two papers which NCCPE has contributed to:
- Student-community engagement and the development of graduate attributes by Kristine Mason O’Connor, Kenny Lynch (University of Gloucestershire) and David Owen (NCCPE)
- Student volunteering in England: a critical moment by Jamie Darwen (NCCPE) and Andrea Grace Rannard (Volunteering England)
There is also a range of other papers related to student-community engagement. (Note that you will only be able to access papers if you have a personal or institutional subscription to this journal).
Posted on behalf of Suzanne Spicer, Beacon Project Manager.