Making Projects Real in a Higher Education Context

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Challenging educators to rethink projects and see them as a practice rather than as a model of management the authors explore the possibilities for using live projects to enhance real world learning in higher education. Drawing on the work of the ‘critical projects movement’ the chapter outlines a theoretical underpinning for reconceptualising projects as a practice and proposes a new pedagogic model that of ‘agile learning’. Framing the use of live projects is a mode of real world learning that generates encounters with industry professionals and provides real-value outputs for clients. The chapter explores the challenges that face educators who wish to foreground ‘social learning’ and engagement with communities of practice as a means of easing the transition for students from education to the world of work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Pedagogies for Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationReal World Learning and Innovation across the Curriculum
EditorsDawn A. Morley, Md Golam Jamil
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-46951-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-46950-4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2020


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