School-University Collaboration

Are you thinking about embarking on a school-university collaborative research project relating to Shakespeare or Literary Studies? If so, this essay written by the original leaders of the Shakespeare Reloaded project may be of interest for the theoretical and practical issues it raises. The essay was first published as:

Shauna Colnan and L. E. Semler, 'Shakespeare Reloaded (2008-10): A School and University Literature Research Collaboration,' Australian Literary Studies for Schools 1 (2009): 1-17.

It describes from the dual perspective of a school teacher and an academic the structure and aims of the project. It distils some of the challenges that arose and proposes transferrable principles that might be helpful when considering school-university collaborations.

Click to read the essay.