Student academic partners: student employment for collaborative learning and teaching development

Freeman, R. and Millard, L. and Brand, S. and Chapman, P. (2014) Student academic partners: student employment for collaborative learning and teaching development. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51 (3). pp. 233-243. ISSN 14703297 (ISSN)

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Abstract

During 2008, Birmingham City University (BCU) began to develop approaches to enable students to have a greater ownership of the enhancement of learning and teaching at the university in order to break down some of the real and perceived barriers between students and staff. This work led to the development of the Student Academic Partners scheme which employs students to work in collaboration with staff on educational development projects spanning across the university. At a time when a number of institutions are considering student employment following the HEFCE funded project in 2009, this paper considers opportunities for student engagement in educational development and provides a case study of student employment at BCU as a cross-institutional approach to embedding collaboration between students and staff for learning and teaching development. Locating the scheme within the literature, practice and evaluation, we offer four principles for facilitating an institutional culture of collaborative educational development and evaluate the impact of the investment on students, staff and the institution as a whole. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning and teaching, learning community, partnership, student employment, student engagement
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Higher Education Pedagogies and Practice
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 13:45
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 13:45
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1947

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