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ERIC Number: EJ1052190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
From Bearers of Problems to Bearers of Culture: Developing Community in the Community Development Classroom
Shevellar, Lynda
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v28 n4 p457-475 2015
This paper brings together the impact of two major changes in higher education: the massification of the higher education system and the accompanying increase in international student mobility. Utilising collective narrative practice (CNP) as a classroom intervention, this research demonstrates a movement from teacher-centred and student-centred pedagogy to community-centred pedagogy. In doing so, the project demonstrates ways students can overcome a sense of isolation through the telling and receiving of story. In this way, it encourages students to enact community in the classroom and shift the identity of fellow students from bearers of problems to bearers of culture. The paper shares student narratives and the responses to these narratives as a means of creating unity in diversity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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