Learning through research : a regional university and its community

Kilpatrick, Sue, Jones, Tammy and Barrett, Margaret 2006, Learning through research : a regional university and its community, International journal of pedagogies and learning, vol. 2, no. 2, 'Town and gown' in the bush : contemporary regional universities and transforming communities, pp. 36-49.

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Title Learning through research : a regional university and its community
Author(s) Kilpatrick, Sue
Jones, Tammy
Barrett, Margaret
Journal name International journal of pedagogies and learning
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Season 'Town and gown' in the bush : contemporary regional universities and transforming communities
Start page 36
End page 49
Publisher University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Education
Place of publication Toowoomba, Qld.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1833-4105
Keyword(s) regional university
learning community
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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