Students Learning with Communities

Peer reviewed journals - Published chapters and journal articles


McCann, S., Delap, J. (2015) 'Mentoring Case Studies in the Access and Civic Engagement Office, Dublin Institute of Technology', International Journal of Evidenced Based Coaching and Mentoring, 13 (1) pp. 106-120. Click here to read.

McIlrath, L., Bates, C., Burns, K., Lyons, A., McKenna, E., & Murphy, P. (2014) 'Emerging Policy and Practices on Community-Based Research – Perspectives from the Island of Ireland' In: Ronaldo Munck, Lorraine McIlrath, Budd Hall, and Rajesh Tandon (Eds), Higher Education and Community-Based Research: Creating a Global Vision. New York : Palgrave Macmillan. Available at:

Niamh O'Reilly, Catherine Bates (2014), 'A reflective conversation: community and HEI perspectives on community-based research' in AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vol 6' No 1. Available at:

Bates, C. and Burns, K. (2012) 'Community-engaged student research: online resources, real world impact', in Quinn, A. M., Bruen, C., Allen, M., Dundon, A. and Diggins, Y. (eds.), The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland: Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service, Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This is available at

McCann, S.: 'Learning From Mentoring Relationships Within and Between Higher Education Institute Staff'. Living Knowledge: International Journal of Community Based Research, No. 10, May, 2012, pp. 7-9. This is available at 

Bates, C., McAllister, J.: 'Learning From an Irish Multidisciplinary Collaborative Project Where Students are the Community'. Living Knowledge: International Journal of Community Based Research, no. 10, May, 2012, p.9-11. This is available at

Bates, C.:'Engaging and Preparing Students for Future Roles: Community-Based Learning in DIT'. Proceeding of the Learning Innovation Network's 4th Annual Conference, Thursday, October 27th 2011, Ashling Hotel, Dublin, pp.123-131. This is available at

Gamble, E. and Bates, C. (2011) ‘Dublin Institute of Technology’s Programme for Students Learning With Communities – a critical account of practice’. Education + Training, 53 (2/3).  The authors' final version is available at

Bates, C. and Gamble, E. (2011) ‘Alternatives to industrial work placement at Dublin Institute of Technology’, Higher Education Management and Policy Journal, 23 (2).  This is available at

Gamble, E. (2011) 'A recipe for change'. Explore, the quarterly journal from Aontas, the National Adult Learning Organisation, issue 18, May. Click here to read.