Slide 2 Introduction and Context The internationalisation of the curriculum for the ADCLCP provides an example of what Miller (2008) cites as revitalising education and research – not just so it is relevant to industry and potential employers but so it serves society as a whole. Given the events of recent times in Northern Ireland and internationally it is clear that there is now great need for civic leaders across all sections of society.
Slide 4. PgChep and Partnership between Faculties The PGCHEP provided the opportunity for peer connectivity across faculties, which is so important in terms of embedding innovation and creativity into HE practice The programme helped us as a team to become reflective professionals and to place ourselves in or own practice and in an environment of significant uncertainty and change. We intend to integrate on an on-going basis the learning we take from our research to our teaching and learning.
Slide 5 Links have been established with Professor Hambleton of the University of Bristol who has commented on the innovative nature of the programme and expressed an interest to collaborate on further research in Northern Ireland and internationally.
Slide 6 Professor Hambleton’s model of Place Based Leadership lends itself particularly well to the underlying pedagogy adopted in the ADCLCP due to his view of the need to bring academics and practitioners together to co-produce new knowledge about placed based leadership in an international comparative perspective.
Slide 7 Conference in Belfast where we brought together elected representatives, eminent academics and practitioners with interest in the area. Two participants from the programme spoke at this event.
Slide 8 Rational Conflict transformation & building the future – literally & metaphorically. In Northern Ireland the conversation on conflict transformation runs concurrently with building for the future – literally and metaphorically. Many, like Mike (McQueen, 2008). have recognised that these activities can embrace sustainable social cohesion and provide substantial incentive for active citizenship in building shared futures in urban contexts not only here but elsewhere too
9 Overview of Aims Cities in Transition Research Agenda The Research set out to: Internationalize the curriculum for Civic Leadership and Community Planning Develop a learning community of Civic Leaders engaged in the future development of three cities in transition from post-conflict societies Develop collaboration on learning, assessment and teaching Foster an international community of practice Develop a capacity building programme for civic leaders involved in building new communities
Slide 10 Details aims 1 Internationalization was based on the success of our existing the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Civic Leadership and Community Planning. The 1st of its kind in the UK, this award brings together statutory agencies and representatives in the community and voluntary sector to build trust networks that enable transition
Slide 11 Details aims 2 It entailed partnership with Foundations and Non Departmental Public Bodies in Northern Ireland as well as collaborating with a network of cities emerging from conflict; including Haifa in Israel, Mitrovica inKosovo and Nicosia in Cyprus.
Slide12 Details aims 3 Collective learning, assessment and teaching were achieved by engaging participants and partners in active research and collaborative learning that shaped the design and delivery of the curriculum. In effect fostering a focused multidimensional international community of inquiry ,learning and practice
Slide 13 Details aims 4 Internationalising the curriculum in this way not only enables capacity building in societies in transition elsewhere but also enriches civic leadership behaviours and management competence needed here for sustainable development.
Slide14 Not only is it a question of adapting and changing for the better but radical new approaches are needed, in order to ensure our capacity to navigate unforeseen complex problem and create new socio economic solutions.
15 Co creation of Shared Futures In stimulating social innovation relevant to this emerging context for change, education has a key role in shaping all our future. As such innovative curriculum development that embraces strategic design thinking and an effectuating methodology point the way to sustainable futures
Engagement Across Frontiers Our new approach facilitates learning through a high level of student engagement in live issue problem solving across frontiers; Where participants iteratively make sense of the learning experience and creatively transfer key lessons back into their own context. Allowing students to shed the passive role of knowledge consumers and to assume the active role of meaning makers This experiential learning dimension has been critical to its success.
17 Teaching and Learning Pedagogy Approach based on the socio - constructivist perspective recommended by Hotho (2010) i.e. participants will make sense of the learning experience and then decide how it can be best transferred back into their own context. Delivered using a blended approach and will encompass on the job learning, mentoring, action learning and the use of personal work related issues in the assessment. The curriculum design will ensure that the principles recommended by Jackson (2007) in relation to constructing teaching and learning environments to promote students’ creativity are integrated in the internationalisation of the course content. A number of these principles are already present in the Programme currently delivered in the University of Ulster and we see the development of creativity as an important component in the development of successful civic leaders. The underlying pedagogy, is based on the pedagogy recommended for the development of citizenship allowing students to shed the passive role of knowledge consumers and to assume the active role of meaning makers Apple and Beane (1995).
17 Research to Date – link back to the aims of the research Aim 2 Develop collaboration on learning, assessment and teaching we have completed a number of activities: Presented a paper and poster at 8th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance Pafos Cyprus 8-9 November 2012 Belfast conference - Transforming Society – Through Place Based Leaders Belfast November 2012 Aim 3 Foster an international community of practice Key contacts established with a number of academics : Babson College, Boston, London Academy Business School, Henley Management College, University of Pafos, Nicosia Business School. Practitioners : Local Government in Gent, Belgium,
18. Research to Date Visit to Cyprus – feedback positive and encouraging and highlighted the importance of visiting the City in Transition. The importance of contextualisation and using speakers on the ground. Cautious about political sensitivities, getting all political leaders in the same room from north and south of Cyprus. Met key stakeholders to progress the research project in Cyprus: Marios Michaelides (Local Government in Nicosia) Lellos Demetriades (South Cyprus) ex major Mustafa Akinci (North Cyprus) ex major Maria Hadjipavlou ( Senior Official from European Office Tour of Conflict areas in both North and South of Nicosia
Slide 20 – Next steps Discussions are on going with the local partners who have contacts on the ground in Cyprus, Kosovo and Israel. Very interested in partnering with the University Of Ulster.
Civic Leadership for Cities in Transition
ContextResearch Informed TeachingInternationalisation of Curriculum
A New Civic Infrastructure?People and Place (civic/civil formation in context) LeadershipPartnership working – consensus building Communication SkillsCommunity Engagement Change Management
Pg.Chep - development of cross faculty working research, new approaches to learning
New forms of engaged scholarship “Bringing together academics and practitioners to co-produce new knowledge on place based leadership internationally Hambleton 2011
Hambelton Model –Realms of Place Based Leadership
Transforming Society –Through Place Based Leaders Belfast November 2012
RationalConflict Transformation & Building the FutureLiterally & Metaphorically.
Research AgendaCivic Leadership - Internationalize curriculum - Develop a learning community in post-conflict cities in transition - Develop collaboration on teaching & Learning - Foster an international community of practice - Develop a capacity building for civic leaders
NetworksPost Conflict Civic Leadership Community PlanningInclusive Creative Collaborative Partnerships
Global Connection Belfast in concert with Haifa - Israel Mitrovica - Kosovo Nicosia - Cyprus.
Research Activities to date Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance Pafos Cyprus 8-9 November 2012 Edited by Professor John Politis Neapolis University Pafos ISBN: 978-1-908272-75-1