Creating academic communities: why bother?

Miller, Kirsty and Wilson, Garry (2014) Creating academic communities: why bother? In: Kickstart 2014, 24th October 2014, Lincoln.

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Why develop an academic community? Can this enhance the student experience and positively impact on key metrics? Being a member of a community (group) is a source of individual wellbeing (Akerlof & Kranton, 2000) and happiness Layard, 2005). This group membership can also dissolve the us and them attitudes common in consumerist metaphors of education.
Organised around three key themes of Communication, Students as Partners and Shared Experience, this session will explore the development of an academic community and the positives (and pitfalls) of this. We argue that creating a community within a school is a critical first step in enhancing student engagement.

Keywords:Academic community, Student engagement
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:26889
Deposited On:31 Mar 2017 14:11

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