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Matthews, Kelly E.; Cook-Sather, Alison; Acai, Anita; Dvorakova, Sam Lucie; Felten, Peter; Marquis, Elizabeth; Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
A body of literature on students as partners (SaP) in higher education has emerged over the last decade that documents, shares, and evaluates SaP approaches. As is typical in emerging fields of inquiry, scholars differ regarding how they see the relationship between the developments in SaP practices and the theoretical explanations that guide,…
Descriptors: Praxis, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Abbot, Sophia; Felten, Peter – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
In a classic 2010 article, Craig Nelson critiques his own previously held "dysfunctional illusions of rigor" that for years had constrained his teaching. He demonstrates that certain "rigorous" pedagogical practices disadvantage rather than support learners, and he argues for an expansion of what counts as legitimate…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing (Composition), Academic Standards, Difficulty Level
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Cook-Sather, Alison – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
Addressing both the increasingly complex process of becoming an educator at the tertiary level and the growing recognition of the importance of student engagement, student-faculty partnerships have emerged as one way of fundamentally rethinking academic development. Participant reflections suggest that the over-time, partnership approach to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Undergraduate Students