How to Cultivate Core Values

Best practice civic and community engagement is underpinned by a core ethos of collaboration, reciprocity, information and power sharing and the inclusion of community at all levels of knowledge production.  For educators, this means nurturing and upholding positive, respectful relationships with community or civil society organisations throughout any planned engagement.

You will need practical tools and strategies to cultivate the underpinning ethos and core values within the learning experience for all students, community partners and participants. It is important to incorporate exercises for example, that build reflective practice and trust between the participants. 

Discover More About:

  • First steps in initiating a learning collaboration with community; 
  • Definitions and terminology; 
  • Embedding reflection strategies.

UCC student nominees for the international Talloires Network 2020 COV-AID Student Engagement tell us about their community engagement work during the pandemic.


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