Dr Catherine Bovill is a Senior Lecturer in the Academic Development Unit at the University of Glasgow. Cathy has published and presented widely on students and staff co-creating curricula and she has active research interests in curriculum design definitions and processes; pedagogic research methodologies; and the internationalisation of higher education.
The higher education sector is becoming increasingly interested in students as co-creators, co-producers and co-designers of learning (Collis and Moonen, 2005; McCulloch, 2009; Neary, 2011). In this lecture, Cathy will briefly present some of the background literature supporting students co-creating curricula. Then she will present a range of examples of students co-creating curricula as well as inviting participants to share other examples. The focus will then shift to considering a range of practical challenges that arise in inviting students to become co-creators of the curriculum. She will examine some solutions to these challenges and provide some practical guidance for those interested in undertaking co-created curricula in their own practice.