The 13th Learning at City conference will take place on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 of June 2023.
Registration for the conference is now open.
The conference will be on-campus with some sessions (dependant on abstracts) being available as Hybrid so people can take part in these online and in-person.
Engaging students in collaboration and partnerships
There has been an increased focus on student engagement and partnership over the last decade and we know that this enhances the students’ sense of belonging. The Student Futures Commission in collecting evidence for their manifesto (2022) heard how students felt empowered during the pandemic when they worked with colleagues in the Universities to co-create solutions and initiatives to support learning and well-being.
There have been a range of examples of students engaging in partnership to enhance their learning through involvement in teaching and learning initiatives and co-creation of the curriculum (Bryson 2014 & Sather et al 2014). Healey et al (2014) produced a model for such activity and guidance to support colleagues develop partnership schemes.
Since this time there have been many successful projects within institutions. As City moves forward with the new strategy and a key focus on the student at the heart of all activity, focusing on any initiatives that involve students as partners would provide an opportunity to share good practice.
Bryson, C. (Ed.) (2014). Understanding and developing student engagement. Abingdon: Routledge.
Cook-Sather, A., Bovill, C., & Felten, P. (2014). Engaging students as partners in teaching and learning: A guide for faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Healey, M., Flint, A., & Harrington, K. (2014). Engagement through partnership: Students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education. York: HE Academy
UPP Foundation Student Futures Commission (2022) A Student Futures Manifesto London Student Futures Commission (accessed 15/12/22)
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