The Social Hubs Project: Exploratory real-world research - students as researchers and experiential learning.

Carin Tunaker, Ian Bride, Daniela Peluso

Abstract


This case study piece describes an approach to teaching and learning that has been successfully employed at the University of Kent, Canterbury. It offers a way of engaging students in real-world research and learning experiences that allow them to build skills, take on responsibility, and, at the same time, feel that they are making a valuable contribution to their University community. It is hoped that the story told here will inspire others to take similar initiatives in their own institutions.

Keywords


real-world research, experiential learning, learning engagement, student experience, campus as classroom

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ISSN: 1759-667X