Service Learning in the Global Community: A Collaborative Process in Architectural Education

By Kelley Beaverford.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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This paper looks at how collaboration can help prepare architectural students to work effectively in a global society. A literature review, combined with the author’s experience developing and teaching an international design-build course, informs this work. There are three dominate themes in this paper: mutually beneficial partnerships, meaningful relationships and opportunities for reflection.

Keywords: Collaboration, International Service Learning, Architectural Education

Global Studies Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.151-156. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 195.329KB).

Prof. Kelley Beaverford

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Kelley Beaverford is an Associate Professor of interior design in the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba. She is the founder and director of Architects Without Borders Canada (AWB), an organization focused on creating socially empowering environments. Kelley’s work investigates cross-cultural design with an emphasis on design for the other 90%. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Calgary.


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