The Heart of the Matter: Aligning Curriculum, Pedagogy and Engagement in Higher Education
Keywords:Higher Education, Pedagogy, Community-based Learning
AbstractThis essay explores the themes of curriculum and pedagogy, as outlined by the editors of this special edition, in the context of Portland State University's institutional transformation. We elucidate select mechanisms that support curricular-community interactions, known at PSU as "community-based learning." In doing so we discuss how CBL and other civic engagement strategies relate to the disciplines, departments, and interdisciplinary work as well as how these various collaborative approaches affect pedagogy and epistemology at PSU.