Ketevan Kupatadze

Vulnerabilities in Student-Faculty Partnership

Several questions came up this semester as I tried to use some of the strategies of student-faculty partnership in a course that I teach and as I reflected on the reactions that I received from students. The questions I would…

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Process-Driven Model of Education

In this blog I will continue reflecting on the various ways in which the student-faculty partnership model could challenge or simply take a different approach towards the established higher education system. Here I focus on Students-as-Partner’s emphasis on the open…

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Inspiring Student Ownership of Capstone

As many of us know in higher education, our lens is constantly changing and therefore our work as a teacher-scholar-mentor is also ever evolving. I am in my 11th year of teaching at Elon University. I have taught multiple capstone…

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Democratic Teaching Model?

“Although advocates for liberal education frequently cite the goal of developing skills necessary for students to function as democratic citizens (such as critical thinking, recognition and understanding of multiple perspectives, and the employment of scrutiny and reason), the actual teaching…

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2018-2020 CEL Scholar – Call for Applications

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) is pleased to invite applications from Elon faculty for the 2018-2020 Center for Engaged Learning Scholar. During a two-year appointment, CEL Scholars will develop expertise in a specific aspect of engaged learning and will…

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Challenging the Consumer-Based Model of Education

Research around student-faculty partnership suggests that such partnership challenges Western higher education systems in several important ways. Student-faculty partnership or Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning: destabilizes the existing consumer-oriented model of teaching and learning (Cook Sather et al.,…

Ketevan Kupatadze

Is student-faculty partnership for you?

If you are anything like me, you think about each and every detail of your teaching almost on a daily basis. You try things, you change details, attempting to improve what works or change what does not. After teaching a…

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‘Capstone’ Experience in Higher Education

defining, characterizing, and assessing as a high impact practice in a multi-institutional research context Capstone experiences are used by institutions and departments across higher education. They are often identified as a high impact culminating experience for student outcomes. But what…

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Examples of Smaller-Scale Student-Faculty Partnership

In previous posts, I described a large-scale student-faculty partnership project. Here I describe several smaller scale experiments involving student-faculty collaboration on course design. Such collaboration was inspired by the course redesign project I completed with three of my students and…

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Course Redesign with Student-Faculty Partnership (Part 2)

See Part 1 for a description of the course redesign process reflected on in this post. Reflections on the changes suggested by student collaborators: Opportunities and limitations Working on course expectations, objectives and requirements, as well as on the rubric…