Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Curriculum and Teaching Development Vol: 21

Enakshi Sengupta
The American University of Kurdistan, Iraq

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Craig Mahoney
University of West Scotland, UK

Product Details
23 Jun 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
320 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning


As an increasing number of universities across the world focus efforts on giving back to the communities they exist in, there is now a growing appetite for information, examples, and case studies of best practice for social responsibility in Higher Education. This volume explores different angles of sustainability, university corporate social responsibility, and the role of civil society in the context of education, with a focus on curriculum development and teaching. The chapters provide international examples of new and innovative intiatives, focusing on areas including eliminating racism in nursing education, teaching writing for advocacy and active citizenship, and several examples of service learning in different contexts. The chapters also importantly provide theoretical frameworks for teaching sustainability in Higher Education. This book will prove an invaluable resource for those looking to reorienting curriculums, develop programs and modules, and implement innovative teaching methods which integrate sustainability and civil society into their institutions and educational programmes.
Part 1. Learning Experiences 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Curriculum and Teaching Development: Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger and Craig Mahoney 
Chapter 2. Proposal for a Global Agenda to Eliminate Racism in Nursing and Nursing Education: Kechinyere C. Iheduru-Anderson and Monika M. Wahi 
Chapter 3. Pay Attention to What Is Behind the Curtain: Rosemary C. Reilly
Chapter 4. Pushing Beyond the Protest: Danny Wade and Muffy Walter 
Chapter 5. Integrating Social Responsibility Into Curriculum Through The Service-Learning Methodology: María R. Belando-Montoro and María Aranzazu Carrasco Temiño 
Chapter 6. It Takes a Village: Eva M. Gibson 
Chapter 7. Teaching Business Ethics to Students in Uganda: Andrew Ssemwanga and Enakshi Sengupta 
Chapter 8. Service-Learning and the Allied Health Professions: Michelle Veyvoda, Tommy Van Cleave and Laurette Olson 
Chapter 9. Engagement in Higher Education: Will Miller and Kyle Gunnels 
Part 2. Principles and Approaches 
Chapter 10. Work Based Education for Enabling Social Responsibility: Vic Boyd 
Chapter 11. Fostering Engagement With Human Sustainability: Sheldene Simola 
Chapter 12. A Theoretical Framework For Teaching and Learning For Sustainability in Higher Education: Jessica Ostrow Michel 
Chapter 13. Universities in the Early Decades of the Third Millennium: George Lueddeke 
Chapter 14. "Social Responsibility" and the Curriculum in Higher Education: Digby Warren
Enakshi Sengupta serves as Associate Director of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA. She is also the Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CARE). 

Patrick Blessinger is adjunct associate professor of education at St. John's University, USA. He is also a chief research scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.

Craig Mahoney is the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland.
“Civil society and social responsibility in higher education beautifully covers different aspects through which higher education can help in reforming social problems" - Dr. Tajinder Kaur, Post Graduate Government College, India

“Higher education institutes are founded to play three major roles: teaching, research, and community development. Universities have started adopting sustainability projects: in curriculums, students’ involvement, raising awareness among stakeholders. This book will be of interest to anyone seeking new theoretical and practical concepts in all aspects of social responsibility in Higher Education”. - Hend Merza, International Association for Blended Learning, Saudi Arabia

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