Valuing different voices: Strategies for enacting pedagogical partnerships in diverse contexts

Session Time and Location

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Conference Center
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Session Format

Pedagogical partnerships challenge traditional roles and boundaries within higher education by bringing together diverse experiences, knowledges, and voices of faculty and students.

In this panel, four developers who facilitate and research faculty-student partnerships in different contexts discuss the dissonance between partnership practice and context, including national politics, institutional cultures, and language, which influence how partnership is interpreted and enacted.

Attendees will have opportunity to reflect upon how the struggles experienced in different contexts are highlighted and mitigated through the actions and agency of those practicing partnership — and of developers who advocate for and support partnerships.

  • Session References +

    Bovill, C. & Felten, P. (2016). Cultivating student–staff partnerships through research and practice, International Journal for Academic Development, 21:1, 1-3, DOI: 10.1080/1360144X.2016.1124965

    Cook-Sather, A., Bovill, C., & Felten, P. (2014). Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching: A guide for faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

    Healey, M., Flint, A., & Harrington, K. (2014). Students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education. York: Higher Education Academy.

    Roxå, T., & Mårtensson, K. (2017). Agency and structure in academic development practices: are we liberating academic teachers or are we part of a machinery suppressing them?, International Journal for Academic Development, 22:2, 95-105, DOI: 10.1080/1360144X.2016.1218883

    Woolmer, C. (in press). The battleground for Students as Partners: applying the Habermasian concept of Colonisation to explore the appropriation of practice. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal.