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ERIC Number: EJ832835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Student as Co-Producer: Learning from Public Administration about the Student-University Relationship
McCulloch, Alistair
Studies in Higher Education, v34 n2 p171-183 Mar 2009
The dominant metaphor/model used to characterise the relationship of the student to the university, that is, the "student as consumer", is partial and not appropriate to the realities of contemporary higher education. This article suggests that co-production, a concept drawn from the public administration literature, offers a more appropriate metaphor. In this metaphor, the student, lecturers and others who support the learning process are viewed as being engaged in a cooperative enterprise focused on the production, dissemination and application of knowledge, and on the development of learners rather than merely skilled technicians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom