ERIC Number: EJ998701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Students as Co-Inquirers: A Requisite Threshold Concept in Educational Development?
Werder, Carmen; Thibou, Shevell; Kaufer, Blair
Journal of Faculty Development, v26 n3 p34-38 Sep 2012
For over a decade, Western Washington University has sponsored the Teaching-Learning Academy, bringing students, faculty, staff, and community members together as co-inquirers into overarching questions about teaching and learning. In this safe space, participants frame one research question of interest each year; sharing their perspectives and lived experiences to create understandings about education that frequently rise to the level of threshold concepts. In this article we explore some of the results of the co-inquiry process, illustrating the important contributions students make to answering the shared questions and to translating the TLA findings into an enhanced institutional learning environment for everyone.
Descriptors: Educational Development, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Surveys, College Students, College Faculty, Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Washington