New VREF Research Brief (RB06): Linking Higher Education and Practical Knowledge
This research brief discusses the University of Cape Town’s work amongst adult learners who have extensive experience of public transport operations but little exposure to higher education. One of the key messages is that trusted relationships with paratransit operators, and partnerships with government, are key to engaged scholarship.
A university, with little vested interest in transport reform outcomes, is well positioned to develop such relationships. The research brief targets transportation professionals, urban policymakers and officials interested in building capacity among public and paratransit operators, as well as academics, practitioners and students who are interested in exploring meaningful, engaged and activism-oriented scholarship, and finding a way to deliver university training to an audience that has little formal higher education.
The research brief is written by Herrie Schalekamp and Gail Jennings, based on work by the VREF African Center of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-Motorised Transport (ACET), University of Cape Town.
Research Brief (RB06): Linking Higher Education and Practical Knowledge (pdf, 664.9 kB)
The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT).
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