Engaging students through student-staff partnership

Engaging students through student-staff partnership

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Mick Healey and Ruth Healey will facilitate this interactive webinar on student-staff partnerships

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This seminar is hosted by the SPARC project (student partnership and raising capacity) at Waterford Institute of Technology. SPARC is an interdisciplinary project, led by Fionnuala Brennan, focused on student success through student partnership. The seminar will be delivered by Mick Healey, HE Consultant and Researcher and Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK and Ruth Healey, Associate Professor in Pedagogy in Higher Education at the University of Chester, UK. The seminar will look at:

1. Unpacking the nature of student-staff partnerships

2. Case studies of student-staff partnerships in learning and teaching

  • 1. Learning, teaching and assessment
  • 2. Subject-based research and inquiry
  • 3. Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)
  • 4. Curriculum design and pedagogic consultancy
  • 5. Integrated approaches

3. Values in working in partnership

4. Case studies emphasising student engagement in SoTL

Mick Healey is an HE Consultant and Researcher and Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Until 2010 he was Director of the Centre for Active Learning, a nationally funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. He is The Humboldt Distinguished Scholar in Research-Based Learning at McMaster University, Canada. Mick is an experienced presenter. Since 1995 he has given over 500 educational presentations in more than 25 different countries. He has written and edited over 200 papers, chapters, books and guides on various aspects of teaching and learning in HE, and has over 10,000 citations. His latest book is Writing about Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Creating and Contributing to Scholarly Conversations across a Range of Genres (Healey, Mick, Kelly Matthews, and Alison Cook-Sather, 403pp) and may be downloaded for free. He is the inaugural Senior Editor of the International Journal for Students as Partners. Mick is often asked to act as an advisor to projects, universities and governments on aspects of teaching and learning.

Dr Ruth Healey is an Associate Professor in Pedagogy in Higher Education at the University of Chester, UK where she has been since 2009. In 2016, she also joined Healey HE Consultants. She has actively researched into learning and teaching issues since 2004. Her pedagogic research interests include teaching for social transformations, debates, ethics, and students as partners. Ruth has written over 40 pedagogic publications and given over 40 workshops, presentations and keynotes in 10 difference countries. Ruth’s article about the ‘power of debate’ was short-listed for the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE) Award for Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning 2012-13. She became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2014; in 2017 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF); and in 2019 was awarded one of nine inaugural fellowships of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL). In 2018 she was a Group Leader at the International Students as Partners Institute at McMaster University. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education (2009-) and is one of the inaugural Editors of the International Journal for Students as Partners (2016-). Ruth is also Chair of the Geography and Education Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society.

A list of publications may be found at www.mickhealey.co.uk. Extensive bibliographies on engaging students in research and inquiry, and students as partners and change agents are available on our website under resources. We co-authored Students as Partners guide: Student engagement through partnership - A guide to the Advance HE Framework (2019).

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