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n Acta Academica - Ensuring sustainability in a community-based project module

Volume 44, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

Community engagement is a form of experiential learning aimed at accomplishing tasks that meet genuine human needs in various local communities. It focuses on the execution of tasks that serve as educational and learning tools for students to acquire a number of important life skills. It is very challenging to sustain a community-based project module in an educational environment where accountability and evidence-based practice are important. The success of such a module rests to a large extent on the strength of the relationship between the faculty and the community. The successful running of the module also depends on the triad of student, lecturer and community partner. The commitment of all the parties involved in the outreach projects and in community development, in general, is of crucial importance for the success of community-based projects.


Gemeenskapsbetrokkenheid is 'n vorm van ervaringsleer wat gerig is op take wat die werklike behoeftes van verskeie plaaslike gemeenskappe aanspreek. Dit fokus op die uitvoering van take waardeur studente belangrike lewensvaardighede verwerf met behulp van onderrig- en leermiddels. Dit is 'n groot uitdaging om so 'n gemeenskapsgebaseerde projek-module te onderhou in 'n onderwysomgewing waar aanspreeklikheid en bewysgebaseerde praktyke belangrik is. Die sukses van so 'n module rus grootliks op die verhouding van die gemeenskap en die betrokke fakulteite, asook die drieledige verhouding tussen die student, die dosent en die gemeenskapsvennoot. Al die betrokke partye moet ten volle toegewyd wees aan die uitreikprojekte en aan gemeenskapsbetrokkenheid oor die algemeen. Dit is van uiterste belang vir die sukses van die gemeenskapsgebaseerde projekte.

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2012-01-01
2019-11-17

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