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Promoting diversity through developing a sense of community

Moys, J.-L. (2018) Promoting diversity through developing a sense of community. International Journal for Students as Partners, 2 (2). pp. 135-143. ISSN 2560-7367

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To link to this item DOI: 10.15173/ijsap.v2i2.3547


This case study explores how a Students as Partners approach is helping develop Graphic Communication students’ experience of community through their contribution to a curriculum design project at the University of Reading. The ‘I am, we are … different by design’ project began as a partnership initiative aiming to identify strategies to extend students’ experience of diversity in the curriculum. Drawing on a mid-­‐project evaluation, the case study presented here explores student partners’ perceptions of the achievements and challenges of the project, including evolving a sense of community and the impact of the project on their career development. It also highlights how supporting opportunities for visibility and recognition throughout a project may contribute to sustaining a culture of reciprocity in partnership.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Typography & Graphic Communication
ID Code:78361
Publisher:McMaster University Library Press


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