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Community as an extended classroom: evoking curiosity and collaboration.

Zaman, Quazi Mahtab; Morrison, Stephanie; Fryer, David; Raion, Sam

Authors

Stephanie Morrison

David Fryer

Sam Raion



Abstract

The teaching method, entitled "Community as Extended Classroom" (CeC), is the theme of this presentation. CeC is a trans-disciplinary pedagogical method in teaching subjects of cities, health, populations and society. The objective of CeC is to enable students engaged in community settings to understand and work with complexity, applying theoretical approaches to showcase collaborations that bridge knowledge and societies. Academics and researchers extol the benefits of virtual teaching and the advantages of community engagement in applying trans-disciplinary theoretical approaches to teaching and learning. The presentation affirms the value of collaboration between health professionals, community, and urban designers and architects with a view to enhancing students' learning experiences in real-life situations, enabling praxis to occur, i.e. where theory is translated into action to enable changes in communities and society. CeC bridges communities and students at the crossroad of experience and learning theories. Students' evaluations confirm the impact of experiential understanding, learning and knowing within a social and cultural context. Adopting a trans-disciplinary approach of CeC is crossing various disciplines at Robert Gordon University.

Citation

ZAMAN, Q.M., MORRISON, S., FRYER, D. and RAION, S. 2022. Community as an extended classroom: evoking curiosity and collaboration. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact
Conference Location Aberdeen, UK
Start Date Oct 21, 2022
Deposit Date Mar 3, 2023
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2023
Keywords Community engagement; Applied learning; Real-world learning; Health students; Architecture students
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1898791
Related Public URLs https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1839941 (Full Proceedings)