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The Emerging Landscape of Student–Staff Partnerships in Higher Education

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This chapter examines the growing literature on student–staff partnerships. Within the context of higher education, conceptualising students as partners is a way for students and staff to work together to enhance teaching and learning experiences. These partnerships can be characterised in a variety of ways and may occur in many different educational settings. Students can take on a number of different roles, including consultant, co-researcher, pedagogical co-designer and representative. This chapter considers how to define what a student–staff partnership is and explores the benefits of partnership approaches, including enhanced student engagement, enhanced student employability and improved student–staff relations. It also examines purported challenges such as funding and time constraints, and the difficulty of power relations between staff and students.

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Ollis, L., Gravett, K. (2020). The Emerging Landscape of Student–Staff Partnerships in Higher Education. In: Gravett, K., Yakovchuk, N., Kinchin, I. (eds) Enhancing Student-Centred Teaching in Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35396-4_2

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