Presented the paper entitled Challenges and risks: for the love of learning – for the love of graphics at the Towards Meaningful Partnerships: Student-Staff Collaborations to Enhance Learning and Teaching across the Disciplines, University of Surrey.
This paper considered the challenges of student-staff partnership in the context of an extra-curricular exhibition project that relied upon students’ passion for their discipline and their involvement in activities that they had never experienced before. The paper examines the value of student-led staff-student collaborative work and focuses specifically upon the opportunities and the risks involved in the co-creation and co-curatorship of a public exhibition.
The paper considered the importance of extra-curricular learning opportunities that enable students to create and own their learning. It explores how students can take important lead on collaborative projects. It considers what Healey et al refer to as ‘the importance of re-distribution of power and openness to new ways of [students and staff] working and learning together’ (Healey, M, Flint, A. and Harrington, K. (2014). Engagement through partnership: students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education. York: Higher Education Academy. p.10.)