n South African Journal of Higher Education - Community-engaged curricula in higher education : the case of a master's programme in Play Therapy
|Article Title||Community-engaged curricula in higher education : the case of a master's programme in Play Therapy|
|© Publisher:||Higher Education South Africa (HESA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Higher Education|
|Affiliations||1 North-West University, 2 Stellenbosch University and 3 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||296 - 314|
|Keyword(s)||Community engagement, Curricula, Higher education, Play Therapy and Postgraduate programmes|
This article presents the results from research on community-engaged curricula using feedback from international and South African academics who teach on postgraduate programmes with a community engagement component. It also includes the findings from a sample master's programme in Play Therapy at a South African university. The findings indicated that at least five important issues are related to community-engaged master's programmes in Play Therapy, namely: programme relevance, integrated scholarship, community-based research, reciprocal learning, and close academic staff involvement. Based on these findings a curriculum framework is suggested which caters for an integrated scholarship approach in master's programmes in Play Therapy that closely engage with community needs. Such a framework may relate to similar or other professional master's programme curricula.
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