This Learning Circle is now closed.
The purpose of this Learning Circle was 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 was to build a community of academic, professional services staff and students who can work together in partnership.
Our Learning Circle had a diverse membership of colleagues from across academic disciplines, as well as students and professional services staff. Our goals were 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 worked on a WIHEA funded project and through this work, as well as the Learning Circle, we sought 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
One of the outputs of this Learning Circle and the funded project was a research paper, published in RAISE: Student Engagement in Higher Education: https://sehej.raise-network.com/raise/article/view/1138