Podcast: Co-Creation in hybrid teaching and learning (8 min)

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Image Credit: Designed by Joe Arton, photography by unsplash

In this episode of the Teaching Matters Podcast, we explore how co-creation helped academic staff navigate the move to hybrid teaching and learning. Student-staff co-creation involves shared decision-making and negotiation of curriculum design or elements of the curriculum. You can watch extended conversations with the contributors on the Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange and linked below and discover more about co-creation on the Teaching Matters blog.

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Catherine Bovill

Dr Catherine Bovill is Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement at the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh and Visiting Fellow at the University of Winchester. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association and an Editorial Board member for Teaching in Higher Education. At Edinburgh she leads the IAD programme and course design team and the Learning and Teaching Conference team as well as supporting a range of strategic projects focused on student engagement. She regularly publishes and presents her work on partnership and co-creating curriculum internationally. In 2019-2020 she was a Fulbright Scholar based in the USA.

We’re learning alongside one another (Cathy Bovill)

photograph of the authorTina Harrison

Tina is Assistant Principal Academic Standards and Quality Assurance and Professor of Financial Services Marketing and Consumption. Tina joined the University in 1993 and continues to maintain an active academic role in the Business School. She has had overall responsibility for the University’s quality assurance framework as Assistant Principal since 2009. She plays a key role in the Scottish HE quality landscape as a member of QAA Scotland’s Advisory Board, chair of the sparqs University Advisory Group, and member of the Quality Arrangements for Scottish Higher Education (QASHE) group.

Video: Defining Community and Belonging for Hybrid

Create those opportunities for students to work together, to collaborate, to share their knowledge (Tina Harrison)

photograph of the authorRayya Ghul

Rayya is a National Teaching Fellow and lecturer in University Learning and Teaching. She is based in the Institute for Academic Development where she is the University Lead for the Edinburgh Teaching Award and convenes the course on Accessible and Inclusive Learning. Rayya runs Practical Strategies sessions on embedding access and inclusion into the curriculum and also ways to apply a solution focused approach to supporting students in a variety of roles.

Video: Co-Creating the Classroom

You’re making choices whenever you do anything to do with your curriculum, are you involving students in those choices? (Rayya Ghul)

Tim Fawns

Dr Tim Fawns is Deputy Programme Director of the MSc in Clinical Education and part-time tutor on the MSc in Digital Education. He is also the director of the international Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education. His main academic interests are in education, technology and memory.

Video: Designing Assessments for Hybrid Teaching

Getting students involved in co-creating assessments can be a powerful learning experience (Tim Fawns)


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Joseph Arton

Dr. Joe Arton is an Academic Developer at the Institute for Academic Development at the University of Edinburgh, he is the co-editor and producer of Teaching Matters blog and podcast and curates The Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange, the University of Edinburgh’s internal site for Hybrid Teaching and Learning resources and best practice.


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