Learning Through Community Engagement

Vision and Practice in Higher Education

  • Judyth Sachs
  • Lindie Clark

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Community-University Engagement: International Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lorraine McIlrath
      Pages 17-29
    3. Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Laurie A. Van Egeren, Burton A. Bargerstock, Renee Zientek
      Pages 31-51
    4. Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei
      Pages 65-78
  3. Community-University Engagement in Theory and Practice: Macquarie University’s PACE Initiative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Judyth Sachs, Lindie Clark
      Pages 81-97
    3. Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Kathryn McLachlan, Anna Rowe, Ian Solomonides, Kate Williamson
      Pages 99-114
    4. Ruth McHugh, Rebecca Bilous, Cass Grant, Laura Hammersley
      Pages 153-169
    5. Marina Harvey, Michaela Baker, Anne-Louise Semple, Kate Lloyd, Kathryn McLachlan, Greg Walkerden et al.
      Pages 171-184
    6. Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Anna Rowe
      Pages 185-197
    7. Jacqueline Mackaway, Leanne Carter, Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Gail Whiteford
      Pages 199-214
    8. Anne-Louise Semple, Michaela Baker, Alison Beale, Erin Corderoy, Laura Hammersley, Kate Lloyd et al.
      Pages 215-229
    9. Kathryn McLachlan, María Florencia Amigó, Anna Rowe, Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Judy Hutchison, Kate Williamson
      Pages 231-243
    10. Kate Lloyd, Rebecca Bilous, Lindie Clark, Laura Hammersley, Michaela Baker, Eryn Coffey et al.
      Pages 245-261
    11. Sherman Young, Ian Solomonides
      Pages 263-273
    12. Lindie Clark, Judyth Sachs
      Pages 275-297
  4. International Reflections on the Macquarie Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Robert G. Bringle, William M. Plater
      Pages 301-319

About this book


This book charts the development of a whole-institution approach to university-community engagement at a modern Australian university, highlighting the pivotal role that curriculum renewal can play in organizational transformation. It describes how Macquarie University’s PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program developed and fostered a culture of learning that has been at the center of academic renewal, differentiation, and institutional change. It details the development of the PACE pedagogical model, the establishment of the network of stakeholder relationships which underpin it, and the embedding of the model across the whole institution. Authored by those directly involved in the change project, this book tells the story of PACE, its achievements, challenges, success factors and future directions. A series of dovetailing contributions by leading international scholars of university-community engagement set the PACE story in its global context. This book adds to the scholarship of learning through community engagement, provides international perspectives on trends and issues in university-community engagement, contributes to a broader understanding of the practice and pedagogy of community engagement, and discusses the challenges and opportunities of implementing and sustaining change in the higher education sector.


Academic identities Community Engagement Scholarship Community-university engagement Culture of learning through engagement Curriculum transformation International Perspectives on community engagement Learning through community engagement Macquarie University Pedagogy of community engagement Practice of community engagement Practice-based learning Professional and community engagement Scholarship of Integration Service learning Student volunteering Transformational Learning Transformational Pedagogies Understanding knowledge practices Vision in Higher Education Whole person learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Judyth Sachs
    • 1
  • Lindie Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Macquarie University School of EducationSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.PACE, Macquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0997-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0999-0
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