Student-faculty partnership in design : evaluating a co- creation practice and sharing of findings within the South African Higher Education context

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dc.contributor.author Botha, A.J.M. (Adriana)
dc.contributor.author Steyn, Adriana Aletta (Riana)
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-23T08:35:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-23T08:35:22Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11
dc.description.abstract Creation of content in the higher education context has long been considered as a faculty responsibility. However, a drive towards inclusive curriculum transformation was requested by both students and professional accreditation bodies. Teamwork, as part of partnerships and cocreation, is seen as a critical skill for socio-economic development throughout the world, with the industry expecting competent team players. Faculty has long been incorporating teamwork into modules; however, teaching teamwork and tracking these skills remain challenging. Thus, leaving a gap where students form groups and work in teams without the cognisance to improve their teamwork skills or increase the reliability and validity of evaluating team members' participation and contributions. In the absence of a comprehensive institutional resource on teamwork fundamentals, this study explores the co-creation of such a resource by post-graduate students at a higher education institution in South Africa. As higher education institutions, we assess students on teamwork skills, but we never specifically teach this to students, this resource is addressing this specific need. This will enable higher education institutions to report on assurance of learning where students can demonstrate the competency to effectively work in teams. A project approach was followed in the design of the teamwork resource based on Mayer's Principles for designing multimedia for elearning. Tuckman's five stage development process informed the content design. The project ran over three weeks with weekly scrum meetings monitored by faculty. The study found that cocreating content with students is possible. However, student partnerships can enable quality improvement of teaching and assessing teamwork skills. Finally, the researchers will outline how the practical strategies for enacting partnership, as suggested in the literature, were considered in their practice. en_ZA
dc.description.department Education Innovation en_ZA
dc.description.department Informatics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajhe en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Botha, A.J.M. & Steyn, A.A. 2020, 'Student-faculty partnership in design : evaluating a co- creation practice and sharing of findings within the South African Higher Education context', South African Journal of Higher Education, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 166‒176. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1011-3487 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5913 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.20853/34-5-4270
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/77135
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Higher Education South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 South African Journal of Higher Education. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. en_ZA
dc.subject Student-faculty partnership en_ZA
dc.subject Higher education en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Partnerships en_ZA
dc.subject Co-creation en_ZA
dc.subject Inclusive curriculum transformation en_ZA
dc.subject Quality assurance en_ZA
dc.title Student-faculty partnership in design : evaluating a co- creation practice and sharing of findings within the South African Higher Education context en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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