Students enabling students in a Student Partnership Project: a case study emerging from the OLT Transforming Practice Project on Student Partnerships

Kek, Megan and Kimmins, Lindy and Lawrence, Jill ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4163-8698 and Abawi, Lindy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2248-5275 and Lindgren, Courtney and Stokes, Trent (2017) Students enabling students in a Student Partnership Project: a case study emerging from the OLT Transforming Practice Project on Student Partnerships. Student Success, 8 (2). pp. 117-122.

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Abstract

This emerging initiative stemmed from an Office of Learning and Teaching Project (OLT) project, Transforming Practice Programme 2016: Student Engagement: Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning. The initiative, trialed in semester 2, 2016, involved the selection and training of two experienced students to be leaders of a Closed Facebook ‘students-only’ community which provided advice and triaged queries to appropriate channels. The evaluative processes comprised a participatory action research methodology. Two student leaders who facilitated the Closed Facebook and four academic staff of the project were the participants. The findings demonstrate that the Closed Facebook students-only site provided a safe space, outside the formal learning/classroom environment, where student participants were able to ask and share knowledge. The informal student-for-student learning community complemented the formal structure by facilitating the opportunity for students to become ‘experts’ as university students as they move-through their learning journey.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. As an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 03:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 02:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: student partnerships, transforming practice
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.5204/ssj.v8i2.389
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32700

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