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ERIC Number: EJ1150428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Working as Partners: Course Development by a Student--Teacher Team
Bengtson, Charlotta; Ahlkvist, Mikaela; Ekeroth, William; Nilsen-Moe, Astrid; Vedin, Nathalie Proos; Rodiuchkina, Katerina; Ye, Sofie; Lundberg, Marcus
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v11 n2 Article 6 Jul 2017
A first-year undergraduate course at Uppsala University has been redesigned in a process exploring different levels of student participation. In the first part of the project, the student voice was heard through interviews focusing on the role of the course in the degree program. In the second part, a student-teacher team was formed to develop course curriculum and teaching material in partnership. Among the implemented changes were new seminars focusing on conceptual understanding, redesign of all lectures to include active student participation, and a change of the course literature. The redesigned course significantly increased student satisfaction compared to previous years. Important success factors were involvement of the student organization to promote the project, institutional support, early selection of concrete development tasks, and allowing team members to choose what they wanted to develop according to their own expertise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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