The Minimal Link of a Thing in Common: A Framework for Academic Outreach in Widening Participation in Australia

Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion

ISBN: 978-1-78756-061-1, eISBN: 978-1-78756-060-4

ISSN: 2055-3641

Publication date: 4 February 2019

Abstract

This chapter postulates a framework for productive disciplinary engagement that generates new spaces for “relational equity” (Boaler, 2008) between post-secondary institutions and outreach high schools and within diverse tertiary classrooms. It draws on three LINK learning modules designed to foster new ways of forming attachments and enhancing achievement in outreach contexts. In doing so, it describes an approach that seeks to open higher education institutions to multiple knowledges and ways of knowing (Gale & Mills, 2013) in the pursuit of what Jacques Rancière (1987, p. 2) calls “the minimal link of a thing in common.”

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Hardie, M. and McKay, K. (2019), "The Minimal Link of a Thing in Common: A Framework for Academic Outreach in Widening Participation in Australia", Hoffman, J., Blessinger, P. and Makhanya, M. (Ed.) Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 16), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 67-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120190000016008

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