Learning together: a case study of a partnership to co-create assessment criteria

Smith, Susan, Akhyani, Kimiya, Axson, Dan, Arnautu, Andrei and Stanimirova, Ilina (2021) Learning together: a case study of a partnership to co-create assessment criteria. International Journal of Students as Partners, 5 (2). pp. 123-133. ISSN 2560-7367

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This case study outlines a staff-student partnership to co-create generic assessment criteria to use in a UK business school. It highlights the potential for staff-student partnerships to create a temporary subfield, in which the established power differentials of academia are dissolved and partnership values can be established. We draw on a series of 10 semi-structured interviews with partnership participants. The values that underpin partnerships are linked to three major phases of the partnership process: establishing the partnership, partnership operation and atmosphere, and the partnership outcomes. The findings indicate that the values of authenticity, reciprocity, and inclusion are critical antecedents to establishing a successful partnership and that careful attention should be paid to establishing the partnership. The case extends our understanding of the partnership process by emphasising these antecedents. The study is multi-authored, which reflects an extension to the partnership process described in the case study.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: students as partners, partnership values, reciprocity, authenticity, power
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Accounting and Finance
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Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2021 07:58
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022 13:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/102985

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