We are educating for a resilient future through design.
To build a community of practice and library of shared resources to support teaching and learning for community resilience in higher education.
Community resilience is grounded in the ability of community members to take meaningful, deliberate, collective action to remedy the effect of a problem, including the ability to interpret the environment, intervene, and move on. More than the ability of members to cope individually, community resilience involves interactions as a collective unit.Pfefferbaum, B., Reissman, D., Pfefferbaum, R., Klomp, R., & Gurwitch, R. (2005). Building resilience to mass trauma events. In L. Doll, S. Bonzo, J. Mercy, & D. Sleet (Eds.), Handbook on injury and violence prevention interventions. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers
What We Do
The vision of Learning for Resilience is to have an impact on international research, education and practice in the context of community resilience, and to create impact and learning by collaborating across an international network of researchers, professionals and communities.
The Learning for Resilience Network is interdisciplinary, recognising that a range of perspectives are needed to address global challenges and support community resilience.
Our team first formed in July 2019 at a Royal Academy of Engineering symposium in Kuala Lumpur. The 'Frontiers of Development' event brought international experts together to collectively examine the theme of: "the urban opportunity for building a resilient future".
We gained seed funding to run a workshop at the University of Lagos to develop a curriculum for place-based resilience education. Unfortunately Covid-19 travel restrictions required that we take a resilient approach to collaboration and research design, resulting in a newly formed set of objectives.
This website outlines our work since the start of 2020, as we have worked to review scholarly literature on community resilience, conducted a survey and workshop to develop a Learning Design model, and developed case studies to inform teaching and learning.
As a transdicisplinary and international team, we drew on the skills, experience and expertise of each member to create a robust offer for resilience education.
Our process combines research, curriculum and pedagogy, recognising the value of integrating real-world experiences, building on current research, and adopting experiential approaches to teaching and learning.
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