Engagement through partnership: students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education

Authors

Mick Healey, Independent HE consultant, Abbi Flint, Higher Education Academy, and Kathy Harrington, Higher Education Academy

Summary

This report was commissioned by the Higher Education Academy. Drawing together extensive UK and international scholarship and research to propose a new conceptual model for exploring the variety of understandings of students as partners in learning and teaching, this publication: examines the motivations and rationales for staff and students engaging in partnership; offers a pedagogical case for partnership; identifies examples of strategic and sustainable practices of engaging students as partners in learning and teaching; outlines how the development of partnership learning communities may guide and sustain practice in this area; identifies tensions and challenges to partnership; offers suggestions to individuals and institutions for addressing challenges and future work.

Reference

Healey, M., Flint, A. and Harrington, K. (2014) Engagement through partnership: students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education. York: HEA.

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