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Student Teaching and Learning Consultants: developing conversations about teaching and learning

Jensen, Kathrine and Bagnall, Dawn (2015) Student Teaching and Learning Consultants: developing conversations about teaching and learning. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 1 (1). ISSN 2055-4990

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This paper outlines a model for students and staff working in partnership to enhance teaching and learning and describes the role of the Student Teaching and Learning Consultant. The background, structure and process of the scheme are presented. Training activities were designed to develop students’ confidence in their perspectives, in order to enable them to act as partners in dialogue; such dialogue was to be focused on discussing teaching and learning practice rather than solving problems and offering solutions. One of the Student Consultants reflects on her experience of taking part, including her view of how the Student Consultant role differs from that of a Course Representative in terms of their work with staff.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Student engagement; Partnership; Academic development
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Schools: Teaching and Learning Institute
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Depositing User: Kathrine Jensen
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 14:47
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 18:19


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