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

  • Carin Tunaker University of Kent
  • Ian Bride University of Kent
  • Daniela Peluso
Keywords: real-world research, experiential learning, learning engagement, student experience, campus as classroom

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.

Author Biographies

Carin Tunaker, University of Kent

PhD Student

School of Anthropology and Conservation

Ian Bride, University of Kent

Lecturer/researcher

School of Anthropology and Conservation

Published
2015-03-24
How to Cite
Tunaker, C., Bride, I. and Peluso, D. (2015) “The Social Hubs Project: Exploratory real-world research - students as researchers and experiential learning.”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(8). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i8.156.
Section
Case Studies