Learning and Teaching in Academic and Community Contexts

  • Sandy Lazarus
Part of the Community Psychology book series (COMPSY)


Education, training and capacity building have been the central threads in my community practice, irrespective of my specific work context. In this chapter, I reflect on how my teaching and learning approach developed over time and how the theories embodied in my practice influenced my work. I then share my views on and experiences of capacity building in community contexts and education and training in higher education contexts, including the professional development of psychologists. I conclude this chapter by sharing my experiences of supervision and mentoring in academic and community contexts.


Learning Teaching Capacity building Community education Higher education Research supervision Theories and practices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandy Lazarus
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Social and Health SciencesUniversity of South Africa (Unisa)PretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)-Unisa ViolenceInjury and Peace Research UnitCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of the Western CapeCape TownSouth Africa

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