The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the concept of Partnership Learning Communities with particular emphasis on its applicability within the college-based higher education (CBHE) sector. It is hoped that this guide will stimulate further thinking and foster innovation in partnership working across CBHE.
This project was funded by the Higher Education Academy through the 2014-15 strategic enhancement programme aligned to the Framework for student engagement through partnership. Student engagement through partnership is important because it enables and empowers students to engage deeply in their learning and enhancement. For staff working in partnership with students can help transform thinking about learning and teaching practices. It has been written for all partners in learning and teaching (staff students institutions and students' unions) to reflect on inspire and enhance their policy and/or practice.