Foundations of University–Community Engagement
This chapter establishes the foundation for university–community engagement by examining the contested nature of community, and the ways in which universities have developed over time. The discussion goes on to consider the characteristics and principles of engagement and engaged scholarship and the importance of place, in order to end with the question of why engage? The roles of reciprocity and mutuality are argued to be core principles of engagement, which is seen more as an organising process for university activity, rather than a set of discrete activities.
KeywordsUniversity–community engagement Community University Historical context Characteristics of engagement Principles of engagement Engaged scholarship Reciprocity
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