Making Projects Real in a Higher Education Context

HANNEY, Roy (2020). Making Projects Real in a Higher Education Context. In: MORLEY, Dawn A. and JAMIL, M.D. Golam, (eds.) Applied Pedagogies in Higher Education – real world learning and innovation across the curriculum. Palgrave Macmillan, 163-185.

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Challenging educators to rethink projects and see them as a practice rather than as a model of management the authors explore the possibilities for using live projects to enhance real world learning in higher education. Drawing on the work of the ‘critical projects movement’ the chapter outlines a theoretical underpinning for reconceptualising projects as a practice and proposes a new pedagogic model that of ‘agile learning’. Framing the use of live projects is a mode of real world learning that generates encounters with industry professionals and provides real-value outputs for clients. The chapter explores the challenges that face educators who wish to foreground ‘social learning’ and engagement with communities of practice as a means of easing the transition for students from education to the world of work.

Item Type: Book Section
Jones, Rhiannon
Gaio, Ana
Price, Lada
Additional Information: Lada T. Price (SHU academic) contributed to case study 3.
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Page Range: 163-185
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 14:32
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 20:46

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