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The way of partnership

The way of partnership

Marie, Jenny (2020) The way of partnership. In: Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy and Abbot, Sophia, (eds.) The Power of Partnership: Students, Staff, and Faculty Revolutionizing Higher Education. Open Access Series . Centre for Engaged Learning, Elon University, United Kingdom. ISBN 978 1-951414023 (doi:

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All around the globe, citizens of higher education embarked on a quest. They did so on the promise of a better future: one where they became fuller versions of themselves, empowered to be authentic, confident, passionate, articulate individuals in meaningful, trusting relationships with each other. And yet the terrain they had to cross was swampy—an uncertain, confusing, risky place that required courage and collaboration to stay their paths. The teachers had to shed their need for authority and control; the students needed to find their voice and agency. It was terrain they could not cross alone but only in the company of the other—for in sharing and listening and being there was the promise of understanding. Not all made it, for some the promise failed; but those that did saw differently and would never be the same again. They came to realise that partnership was a way of being, permeating our souls and changing the ways we learn and teach and relate; a way that lets us fully be.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: narrative, liminality, relations, listening, better futures, transformation, teaching
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Educational Development Unit
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 01:30

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