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Co- Creating a Blended learning Curriculum in Transition to Higher Education: A Student Viewpoint.

Money, J and Dinning, TM and Nixon, S and Walsh, BA and Magill, C (2016) Co- Creating a Blended learning Curriculum in Transition to Higher Education: A Student Viewpoint. Creative Education, 7. pp. 1205-1213. ISSN 2151-4771

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Abstract

Involving students in the design and development of their curriculum is well established in Higher
Education but comes with challenges and concerns for both the staff and students. This is not a
simple concept and understanding more about the experiences of the student co-creators supports
others in developing this aspect of curriculum design. This small scale project uses the individual
and collective voices of five second year students who worked with one programme team to
co-create a transition module to support new learners entering university. The study explores the
co-creation experience and the student’s response to the feedback their co-created curriculum
received when it was run for the first time. The study was designed to consider if co-creation of a
module was beneficial to the students involved in its co-creation. The findings explored issues in
relation to the experience, the actual design of the materials and how this could be developed. The
students enjoyed the co-creation, felt appreciated and listened to and felt that this was a positive
learning experience. They realised how difficult it is to please everybody and gained a much better
appreciation of building learning experiences for others to use. The research highlights the fact
that with regards to curriculum development within universities that students should be involved
in co-creation as they have an understanding of the requirements of learning form a student perspective.
Whilst student satisfaction cannot be necessarily be measured directly, the anecdotal
comments from students involved in this project as they graduate are the values they place on the
opportunities afforded to them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 13 Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 11:27
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 14:12
DOI or Identification number: 10.4236/ce.2016.79126
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3837

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