Learning through research: a regional university and its community

Kilpatrick, Sue, Jones,Tammy and Barrett, Margaret S. (2006) Learning through research: a regional university and its community. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2 2: 36-49. doi:10.5172/ijpl.2.2.36

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Author Kilpatrick, Sue
Barrett, Margaret S.
Title Learning through research: a regional university and its community
Journal name International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1833-4105
Publication date 2006-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5172/ijpl.2.2.36
Open Access Status
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 36
End page 49
Total pages 14
Editor Seong Bae Son
Patrick Danaher
Shirley O'Neill
Place of publication Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
Publisher University of Southern Queensland
Language eng
Subject 130103 Higher Education
1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Formatted abstract
Regional universities bring a research capacity to their home locations that is rarely available through other mechanisms in the region. University initiated research projects conducted locally can provide an opportunity for regional communities to examine their practices through a different lens. Through these projects, researchers in regional universities whose research includes sites internal and external to the region are able to connect their region to national and global contexts. Research presents many opportunities for regional universities and their communities to learn together.

There is some evidence that policy-makers are aware of the importance of behavioural relationships in the engagement of regional universities with communities. Policy documents tend to focus on the macro, institutional level benefits, structural incentives and impediments to university and community engagement. This paper examines research from one faculty based on a regional university campus: the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania in Launceston in Australia. It takes a micro view, considering benefits and factors influencing success for small research teams and individual researchers and their community research associates.

A learning community approach, where synergies from collaboration can generate new knowledge for the benefit of all university and community players, emerges as an effective model for regional engagement through research.
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Keyword Regional universities
Learning community
Q-Index Code C1

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