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Jisc has supported the creation of a UK wide Change Agents Network to support staff and students working in partnership on technology enhanced curriculum change projects. The network provides a ...

Jisc has supported the creation of a UK wide Change Agents Network to support staff and students working in partnership on technology enhanced curriculum change projects. The network provides a virtual and face-to-face forum for staff and students across the UK to share approaches/experiences and offer support. The network was created as it was identified that working in partnership increases the success of technology-led projects and delivers the identification of student need and appropriate action. Delegates will have an opportunity to hear examples of how institutions are working in partnership with students to identify and affect sustainable change. Students who have participated in the network will share their experiences and outline the benefits they have experienced in working in partnership with staff on curriculum change initiatives.

The network has worked with the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) to develop an award for staff and students working in partnership on change projects, the Institutional Change Leader award and this session will offer an insight into how colleges and universities are recognising and rewarding student participation in change projects. Participants will engage in discussion around this award and will be given access to the accreditation resources and materials, which they may wish to take to their own institution.

The network has also developed a guidance toolkit to support colleges and universities with implementing student partnerships, which has been developed from the collective resources of a range of Jisc, Higher Education Academy, QAA and institutional initiatives in this area. Delegates will participate in a group activity using these interactive materials so as to evaluate their use in supporting their own practice in taking forward student partnership working in their own institutions. Find out more about the Change Agents Network and follow it on Twitter (or #CAN2014)

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  • Using the four-stage picture of engagement as a reflective tool, this exercise challenges students’ representatives and institution managers and academics to evaluate their currentstudent engagement practices. The focus of this task is to think about the outcomes of engagement activities and the impact that policies and practices have on students.
  • Oxford Brookes InStePP project - Student partnerships offer a way to join up provision for digital literacies for staff and students across the institution by establishing, supporting and building recognition for the role of student ‘ePioneers’ within existing core academic and e-learning development activities. Greenwich Digital Literacies in Transition project - cross-university studentships foster a community of student-led research to support and feed into all other aspects of the project. Termed the IRG (Interdisciplinary Research Group), this group of students, their mentors and members of staff from all aspects of the institution will engage in baselining activities as well as develop OERs that link attribute development to DL skills and opportunities.  Reading Digitally Ready project has worked with students as partners in digital projects with academics, students as researchers, students feeding in their stories to inform work on the project and students undertaking work directly for the project. Student Fellows at Bath Spa and WinchesterThe FASTECH project is focused on enhancing feedback and assessment processes through the use of technology.  The project has recruited Student Fellows to participate in research activities, generate ideas, develop case studies, write blogs and attend and present at conferences. They are the interface between the project team and students and lecturers.  Further guidance on the student fellows scheme is available here University of Exeter - Students as Change AgentsStudents have been given opportunities to work in partnership with university staff in order to address the challenges of using technology with large and diverse cohorts. They have undertaken research on student views and perceptions, provided recommendations and solutions for practice, and have supported staff in bringing about wide-scale changes in teaching. Much of this work evolved through the Integrate project . Resources are available on the project website.   The work continues through projects such as the CascadeDigital Literacies project which involves postgraduate researchers.  Podcast : Students as Agents of Change at Exeter  Birmingham City University – Student Academic PartnersThe T-SPARC project engaged with students through the University’s Student Academic Partners (SAP) programme as part of a review of curriculum design practices and processes.  SAP aims to integrate students into the teaching and pedagogic research community within BCU in order to develop collaboration between students and staff.  The T-SPARC project also produced a wider stakeholder engagement model which could be used when considering the development of student engagement activities.   This video collates student voices to influence curriculum design (format - wmv, mp4)
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Identifying and driving change in partnership with students - Simon walker, Mark Kerrigan, Brad Elliott, Peter Chatterton and Sarah Knight - Jisc Digital Festival 2014 Identifying and driving change in partnership with students - Simon walker, Mark Kerrigan, Brad Elliott, Peter Chatterton and Sarah Knight - Jisc Digital Festival 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • SimonWalker, Mark Kerrigan, Brad Elliott, Peter Chatterton and Sarah Knight Identifying and driving change in partnership with students12/03/2014 #CAN2014 www.changeagentsnetwork.co.uk
  • Welcome and introductions 12/03/2014 2 Sarah Knight, Senior Co- Design Manager, Jisc @sarahknight Peter Chatterton, Consultant @balham Simon Walker, Head of Academic Development, University of Greenwich @sialker Dr Mark Kerrigan, Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Leaning, University of Greenwich @MarkKerrigan Bradley Elliott CAN network Co-ordinator @CANagogy
  • ‘Students as partners is not just a nice-to-have, I believe it has the potential to help bring about social and educational transformation, as long as we know what we are trying to do and we maintain a critical attitude about the ways the concept is adopted and used.’ RachelWenstone,Vice President (Higher Education), NUS – A Manifesto for Partnership (November 2012) 12/03/2014 3 View slide
  • Background and context » NUS Student Engagement model » Thinking about the outcomes of engagement activities and the impact that policies and practices have on students » Recognition of the importance of staff - student partnership working in curriculum innovation projects involving technology 12/03/2014 4 View slide
  • Student partnership activities/initiatives from Jisc » Summer of Student Innovation - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/student- innovation » Students as Digital Pioneers › Oxford Brookes InStePP project › Greenwich Digital Literacies inTransition project › Reading Digitally Ready project › Student Fellows at Bath Spa andWinchester FASTECH project › University of Exeter - Students as Change Agents – Integrate and Cascade projects › Birmingham City University – Student Academic Partners –T- Sparc project 12/03/2014 5
  • Benefits of student partnerships/change agents »Benefits for students: › Gain an experience of leadership and influencing change. › Gain experience of using research to shape change. › Students can gain recognition through awards such as leadership awards, academic credit, extra-curricular awards and awards accredited through external bodies. › Enhances student experience. › Increases confidence & skills (e.g. communication, team-working, management, research skills). › Enhances networking with e.g. employers, community. › Improved employability and job prospects. 12/03/2014 6
  • Benefits of student partnerships/change agents »Benefits for staff: › Closer working/learning engagement with students. › Learning from students – and an important dimension to their CPD. › Raising of individual profiles in their institutions and in the sector. › Enhanced input into research and papers via student engagement. 12/03/2014 7
  • Benefits of student partnerships/change agents » Institutional benefits: › Opportunity for students to gain skills to support employability, and greater involvement in the learning and teaching experience. › Aids retention. › Develops enhanced working/learning/assessment engagement between students and tutors. › Engages students with research-led change. › Students inspire academics in technology-led educational innovation. 12/03/2014 8
  • Activity »Introduce yourself to your neighbour…. »Share your interest, plans or experiences of working in partnership with students in your institution »Identify one key challenge you anticipate or have faced »http://padlet.com/wall/CAN2014 12/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 9
  • Change Agents’ Network 10 » Enhance student change agents’ understanding of effective practice and change issues. » Identify and share effective practice in the area of students/student groups as change agents. » Provide a forum for support and sharing of ideas. » Create and link to resources to support staff and students promoting the use of student change agents sector wide. » Developing a framework to support possible accreditation through SEDA. » Developing a Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change. » http://www.changeagentsnetwork.co.uk and join can@jiscmail.ac.uk by visiting www.jiscmail.ac.uk
  • Supporting staff and student partnerships 11 » A series of resources to support staff and students in instituting student partnerships: › Practice points › Viewpoints for student partnerships › Case studies › List of benefits › Useful links › Educational agency initiatives http://tiny.cc/can001
  • The Resource Kit for Staff »Questions about the resources? 12
  • Opportunity to experience theViewpoints toolkit › Partnership set-up “YourVC wants to improve your NSS ratings and believes that student partnerships can help this and has tasked you and your colleagues to take this forward. Use theViewpoints cards to create a prioritised plan”. › Partnership implementation “YourVC wants to improve your NSS ratings and believes that student partnerships can help this - another member of staff has developed an outline plan and you and your colleagues are now tasked to take this forward. Use theViewpoints cards to create a prioritised plan”. › Capabilities, development and accreditation “You and your colleagues have been tasked by the PVC (Student Experience) to focus on developing capabilities and accreditation for students and staff involved with student partnership initiatives. Use theViewpoints cards to create a prioritised plan”. › Evaluation, impact and sustainability “Your institution has undertaken two successful pilot student partnership projects and you and your colleagues have been tasked to sustain and embed these - Use theViewpoints cards to create a prioritised plan.”
  • Discussion » Would theViewpoints toolkit be useful in your institution? » Does it need amending/developing further? » Would you want to customise it? » Do you have any case studies to add to it? » Share your ideas at http://padlet.com/wall/CAN2014
  • »Accreditation – Institutional Change Leader »Over to Mark 12/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 15
  • »Journal of Educational Innovation , Partnership & Change »Over to Simon 12/03/2014 Developing digital literacies 16
  • Find out more… 12/03/2014 17 Change Agents’ Network s.knight@jisc.ac.uk peter.chatterton@daedalus-e-world.com M.J.P.Kerrigan@Greenwich.ac.uk S.Walker@greenwich.ac.uk brad@hei-flyers.org www.changeagentsnetwork.co.uk #CAN2014 @CANagogy can@jiscmail.ac.uk Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND