From bearers of problems to bearers of culture: developing community in the community development classroom

Shevellar, Lynda (2014) From bearers of problems to bearers of culture: developing community in the community development classroom. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 28 4: 457-475. doi:10.1080/09518398.2014.916433


Author Shevellar, Lynda
Title From bearers of problems to bearers of culture: developing community in the community development classroom
Journal name International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0951-8398
1366-5898
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09518398.2014.916433
Volume 28
Issue 4
Start page 457
End page 475
Total pages 19
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract 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.
Keyword Collective narrative practice
Community development
Massification
Higher education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 21 May 2014.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
Official 2015 Collection
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