A flexible space for students and staff to co-create
- Bookable by students and staff for co-creation
- Available for drop-in outside of bookings
- Resources available to facilitate co-creation activities
- Flexible furniture to design the space around your activities
- Facilitates group work and student-centred teaching & learning
Please remember: Making a booking request does not guarantee a booking until you have confirmation from us.
|Term 1, Mon – Fri|
|00:00 – 09:00||Available|
|09:00 – 15:00||Available/exclusive|
|15:00 – 17:00||Available/public|
|17:00 – 00:00||Available|
The Co-creation Space is available all day Saturday and Sunday.
Staff and students can book exclusive use of the whole room.
If not booked, available for drop-in use
|For bookings only||When requested as part of a booking|
Staff and students can book one or more of the areas in the space.
At least part of the space remains available for drop-in use
|Available for anyone for use in the room||Staffed to facilitate the use of the resources|
|Available||Available for drop-in use only||Not available||Not staffed|
Co-creation means different things to different people.
Some definitions are that co-creation is:
…when staff and students work collaboratively with one another to create components of curricula and/or pedagogical approaches. — Bovill, C., A. Cook-Sather, P. Felten, L. Millard, and N. Moore-Cherry. 2016. ‘Addressing Potential Challenges in Co-Creating Learning and Teaching: Overcoming Resistance, Navigating Institutional Norms and Ensuring Inclusivity in Student–Staff Partnerships’. Higher Education 71(2):195–208.
…collaborative, reciprocal… through which all participants have the opportunity to contribute equally, although not necessarily in the same ways, to curricular or pedagogical conceptualization, decision making, implementation, investigation, or analysis. — Cook-Sather, A., Bovill, C., & Felten, P. 2014. Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching: A guide for faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
You can learn more about co-creation on the IATL website, including funding opportunities.
We welcome bookings from students and staff. While co-creation activities will typically involve both staff and students, it is not a requirement that bookings involve both.
The purpose of The Co-creation Space is to facilitate the formal and informal co-creation activities of staff and students. We may reject booking requests for other uses or which have capacity or other practical issues.
Examples of use we envision include:
- Scheduled teaching sessions that have a co-creation element
- Staff/student meetings, such as SSLCs
- Groupwork activities with a co-creation goal
The space’s practical capacity depends on the room layout and the activities taking place. As a rough guide, the room can accommodate 40 people without moving around, or less for more dynamic activities or when sharing the space.
You are encouraged to keep windows open for airflow, where it is possible, safe and secure — even in cold weather.
Planning your event
If you are running a formal event in the spaces:
- Please note your Covid-19 mitigations in your risk assessment — you can use the University’s overarching risk assessment. You do not need to share these with the Library, but please get in touch with us if you have any questions — teachinggrid at warwick dot ac dot uk
- You should also think about the type of activity you’re organising, as lively activities will have more significant risks and need more consideration than events requiring attendees to remain seated
- Warwick Food and Drink will deliver to events through the usual booking process
- Standard presentation podium with document visualiser and wireless microphones
- Five groupwork screens equipped with Solstice
- Two whiteboard walls
- Lego and sound dampening tablecloths
- Sticky notes
- Repositional whiteboard sheets
- A range of flexible furniture
- Power sockets
We are expanding the resources available. Please email us with suggestions for resources to facilitate co-creation, including props and stationery.
teachinggrid at warwick dot ac dot uk
The space entrance is open, so it is not suitable for sensitive conversations.