Addressing potential challenges in co-creating learning and teaching: overcoming resistance, navigating institutional norms and ensuring inclusivity in student-staff partnerships

Bovill, C. and Cook-Sather, A. and Felten, P. and Millard, L. and Moore-Cherry, N. (2015) Addressing potential challenges in co-creating learning and teaching: overcoming resistance, navigating institutional norms and ensuring inclusivity in student-staff partnerships. Higher Education, 71 (2). pp. 195-208. ISSN 00181560 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Against a backdrop of rising interest in students becoming partners in learning and teaching in higher education, this paper begins by exploring the relationships between student engagement, co-creation and student-staff partnership before providing a typology of the roles students can assume in working collaboratively with staff. Acknowledging that co-creating learning and teaching is not straightforward, a set of examples from higher education institutions in Europe and North America illustrates some important challenges that can arise during co-creation. These examples also provide the basis for suggestions regarding how such challenges might be resolved or re-envisaged as opportunities for more meaningful collaboration. The challenges are presented under three headings: resistance to co-creation; navigating institutional structures, practices and norms; and establishing an inclusive co-creation approach. The paper concludes by highlighting the importance of transparency within co-creation approaches and of changing mindsets about the potential opportunities and institutional benefits of staff and students co-creating learning and teaching. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-creation, Democratic education, Diversity, Partnership, Student engagement
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X900 Others in Education
Divisions: 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
UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 09:51
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 10:34
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/517

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