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The Northern Corridor Education Precinct: A Space of Engagement for Mutual Benefit

Delaforce, Wayne H., Adkins, Barbara A., & Buckley, Judi A. (2005) The Northern Corridor Education Precinct: A Space of Engagement for Mutual Benefit. In International Conference on Engaging Communities, August 2005, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

A growing emphasis is being placed on the need for the education sector to engage with community in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way. Both in Australia and internationally, governments, the institutions and communities are looking at how the resources and potential of such relationships can be unlocked.

Regional and urban education campuses have a multifaceted role within the community. Not only are they the site of traditional learning and possibly research but they are usually one of the regions major employers, economic drivers, cultural, recreational, infrastructure and resource providers.

The integration of community engagement concepts into educational teaching and learning’s is critical to the holistic development of our future society. Through community engagement, this and future generations can gain a broader perspective and deeper understanding for aspects of social thinking and activities that would normally be beyond their immediate life experiences.

This practice presentation explores how the drivers listed above have been integrated into the operations of the Northern Corridor Education Precinct (NCEP) a collaborative education sector initiative in the transport corridor to the north of Brisbane, Australia.

How has the NCEP through collaboration, commitment and the grassroots been able to: weaken traditionally strong boundaries between learning institutions and their communities; create spaces of engagement in which discourse can occur and engage their communities both internal and external in a sustainable and mutually beneficial way.

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ID Code: 2345
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Higher Education Engagement, Regional Enagement, Program Theory
ISBN: 1920719032
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Social Program Evaluation (160703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:27

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