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Teaching Student Philanthropy – Possibilities for Practice within the UK Higher Education Sector

Body, Alison, Lau, Emily (2023) Teaching Student Philanthropy – Possibilities for Practice within the UK Higher Education Sector. Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing, 28 (4). Article Number e1805. E-ISSN 2691-1361. (doi:10.1002/nvsm.1805) (KAR id:101495)

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This practice paper reflects on lessons learnt from an undergraduate philanthropy module introduced across different programmes within the division of Law, Society and Social Justice at the University of Kent, UK. The module applies service-learning and experiential learning pedagogy to ensure students critically engage with community and societal issues; recognise themselves as philanthropists; and engage in a responsible decision-making process with their cohort. As one of the first UK Higher Education student philanthropy modules, lessons learnt provide important general reflections for student philanthropy modules internationally, alongside offering a potential ‘blueprint’ within the UK context. Aligning with others (such as McDougal, 2022) and drawing on critical reflections from students and partners, suggests that experiential learning pedagogy is most successful when carried out in a diverse and multidisciplinary learning space where students reflect on their own moral position alongside others to build consensus.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/nvsm.1805
Uncontrolled keywords: civic university; education philanthropy; experiential learning; student philanthropy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Alison Body
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2023 08:08 UTC
Last Modified: 04 May 2024 03:16 UTC
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