A learning design framework for community resilience programs in higher education: navigating international and transdisciplinary perspectives

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Sustainability discourse relating to complex system-scale problems faced in the 21st-century positions the concept of ‘resilience’ as a critical factor in sustainable development.  The concept of community resilience calls for localised, context-specific understandings of resilience. In responding to these challenges, future graduates must be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to foster community resilience through professional practice.  
This paper aims to define the characteristics and trends in learning design for community resilience subjects and teaching in higher education. The results outline survey responses from international educators, researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines. One-way Analysis of Variance showed consistent results amongst different groups of participants, revealing areas of consensus in responses. Findings show that those engaged in community resilience education tend to preference scenario-based, interdisciplinary group work that encourages experiential learning. This includes alternative assessment methods, a focus on transferable learning, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The paper offers a set of learning design approaches for a conceptual and practice-based approach to teaching community resilience in Higher Education Institutions. 



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