Place based pedagogy: re-thinking transformative learning

Kirsty Macari, Helen O'Connor, Callum O'Connor, Joshua Speedie

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Informal and formal action led learning across community, practice and education can lead to the development of social capital which enhances the vitality, vibrancy, and wellbeing of a place. This opportunity can facilitate a transition in design of future careers. The benefit of lifelong learning as an
embedded value within the experience of higher education can be reciprocated within the wider concept of citizenship. It can shape the values and identities that we develop through our experience and that of others.
This experiential approach benefits both learner and community; adding social & economic value, enhanced citizenship and challenging a traditional approach to place-based transformation. The value of learning undertakes a holistic transdisciplinary model beyond that of current methods of collaboration and can encourage a new way of thinking within local government and private practice.
Evidence is demonstrating the value of social and educational capital by facilitating transdisciplinary conversations within a place, tackling the complex range of issues inherent in urban areas, and enhancing graduate opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
EventArchitecture, Media, Policy and Society (AMPS) Conference: Cities in a Changing World: Questions of Culture, Climate and Design. - Hybrid, New York, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 202118 Jun 2021


ConferenceArchitecture, Media, Policy and Society (AMPS) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
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