Enhancing the undergraduate student expereince via fund raising partnerships. An action research project

Thorley, Wendy, Marjoribanks, Bruce and Kranz, Julian (2014) Enhancing the undergraduate student expereince via fund raising partnerships. An action research project. Educational Action Research, 22 (4). pp. 552-567. ISSN 0965-0792

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Abstract

This project was developed from practitioner action research and considers the impact of integrating fund-raising activities into the formal curriculum with a target group of undergraduate students. The main aim of this project was to evaluate the impact of developing fund-raising activities as an integral aspect at both module and programme level, grounded within practitioner action research. A core component of this aim was to develop value added structures into established modules to support the student experience and student identity. Furthermore the project sought to broaden, develop and strengthen links with the local wider community recognising the value such interactions can bring. Finally the project set out to develop integration opportunities between the students and organisations in order to develop the students’ awareness of workforce options as future professionals. This study is based within one post-1992 Higher Education Institution (HEI) and consisted of three inter-related but distinct phases. The project involved 60 students during phase one building to some 200 students by phase three. The findings suggest fund-raising activities built into the formal curriculum can be a useful medium for promoting student identity whilst providing a ‘value-added’ component to existing programmes of study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Working with Young People
Divisions: Centre for Applied Social Sciences
Faculty of Education and Society > Department of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Alison Perrett
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 14:43
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 06:07
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/4718

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