Partnerships in Learning: A Collaborative Project between Higher Education Students and Elementary School Students

Peggi E. Hunter, Nisha D. Botchwey

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Abstract

Higher education and K-12 school partnerships are typically designed with an end-goal that serves the instructional needs of one group over the other. For this project, a university professor and elementary school instructor used problem-based and project-based learning strategies to design a curriculum that served the academic needs of both groups of students. Undergraduate students in an urban planning course partnered with elementary students from a local school to work on an interdependent civic engagement project. The partnership provided innovative, twenty-first teaching for both groups of students while also reinforcing public service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-90
Number of pages14
JournalInnovative Higher Education
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Keywords

  • 21st century teaching
  • Civic engagement
  • Innovative instruction
  • Partnerships

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