Student staff partnership to create an interdisciplinary science skills course in a research intensive university

Woolmer, C., Sneddon, P., Curry, G., Hill, B. , Fehertavi, S., Longbone, C. and Wallace, K. (2016) Student staff partnership to create an interdisciplinary science skills course in a research intensive university. International Journal for Academic Development, 21(1), pp. 16-27. (doi:10.1080/1360144X.2015.1113969)

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Abstract

This paper reflects upon the development of a multidisciplinary lesson plan aimed at developing science skills for Physics and Astronomy, Geographical and Earth Sciences, and Chemistry students at a research intensive Scottish university. The lesson plan was co-developed with a small group of staff and undergraduate students from these disciplinary areas. The authors discuss the rationale and process for developing the course, drawing upon literature relating to students and staff co-creating curricula in higher education. The authors conclude by offering suggestions for the academic development community about ways in which this kind of collaboration can be supported at local and institutional levels.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Curry, Professor Gordon and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Hill, Professor Bob
Authors: Woolmer, C., Sneddon, P., Curry, G., Hill, B., Fehertavi, S., Longbone, C., and Wallace, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:International Journal for Academic Development
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1360-144X
ISSN (Online):1470-1324
Published Online:10 December 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in International Journal for Academic Development 21(1):16-27
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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