Date: Tuesday 23rd - Wednesday 24th June 2020
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A rapid and widespread shift to online teaching has occurred throughout the higher education sector due to the coronavirus crisis. The rate and extent of this change requires students and staff to rapidly adapt to different pedagogical approaches and overcome challenges in delivering teaching sessions, designing assessments, and supporting students through tutorials. In this new and challenging environment, it is more important than ever to ensure that students have the opportunity to co-create their online learning experiences. Co-creation also provides a way to enhance student engagement, motivate students, overcome traditional teacher-learner relationships, and enhance students’ academic literacies (Bovill and Woolmer, 2019): outcomes that can both facilitate and support technology-led delivery of learning and assessment. In these challenging times, our Festival provides an opportunity to share best practice in student co-creation in the new and uncertain landscape of widespread online teaching. Underpinning this is St Mary’s commitment to inclusive learning and teaching practice. We will celebrate student and staff achievement in online learning and teaching, sharing our successes and understanding our challenges. We invite colleagues to share their experiences of co-creating online learning and teaching through flexible online workshops, discussion forums and best-practice showcases.
- Bovill, C. & Woolmer, C. (2019) How conceptualisations of curriculum in higher education influence student-staff co-creation in and of the curriculum. Higher Education, 78: 407-422. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-018-0349-8
- Bovill, C., Cook-Sather, A., Felten, P., Millard, L., & Moore-Cherry, N. (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: 195-208. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-015-9896-4.
- Johnson, M. (2020) We are all precarious now. Can technology help us? Available online: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/we-are-all-precarious-now-can-technology-help-us/