Students and staff co-creating curriculum in higher education

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Co-created curriculum is the practice of students and staff sharing decision-making about curriculum. Practice and research in this area has grown over the last 10 years, and has moved from what was a niche activity, to become a popular and increasingly well-evidenced approach to curriculum design and teaching. In this chapter, I outline conceptualisations of co-created curriculum, theoretical frameworks used for exploring and understanding curriculum, and international examples of co-created curriculum. I highlight benefits and challenges of co-created curriculum before asking whether, given the growing evidence base for the benefits of co-creation, we should be offering opportunities for all students in higher education to experience co-creation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
EditorsRob Tierney, Fazal Rizvi, Kadriye Ercikan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780128186305
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • co-design
  • curriculum
  • partnership
  • Higher Education
  • co-creation of the curriculum
  • co-creation
  • student engagement
  • curriculum design


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