The purpose of this Learning Circle is to explore co-creation practice at Warwick. Co-creation can be between staff and students, between academic staff and professional services colleagues, or with community and industry. At its best co-creation can be a collaborative, reciprocal partnership in which all participants have the opportunity to contribute equally to the development of curriculum, or projects and decision making.
Our aim to build a community of academic, professional services staff and students who can work together in partnership.
Our Learning Circle has a diverse membership of colleagues from across academic disciplines, but also students and professional services staff. Our goals are to:
- Draw on current literature about co-creation and student engagement
- Challenge conventional notions of the students as subordinate to the expert staff member
- Explore how co-creation might improve the staff and student experience at Warwick
We have been working on a WIHEA funded project and through this work, as well as the Learning Circle, we are seeking to:
- Develop a better understanding of the co-creation process in Higher Education
- Catalogue a library of case studies to aid dissemination, method and practice
- Define roles and responsibilities in the various forms of co-creation
- Make recommendations to policy for appropriate governance