If we use the right pedagogies and create supportive environments, we as educators could... come to view learning as an opportunity to raise more conscientious, ethical, and caring human beings.

TLTHE Special Issue on Partnerships as Experienced by Students

by Ketevan Kupatadze In this post I focus on Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education (TLTHE)’s recently published issue entirely dedicated to student perspectives on pedagogical partnerships. As student-faculty partnership becomes part of institutional teaching and learning cultures around…

"Reading this article made me reconsider my previously held skeptical attitude towards the student consultants program..."

Positive Psychology and Partnerships

by Ketevan Kupatadze I want to start this blog post with a confession. Before reading the article I discuss in this post, I was quite skeptical of one particular partnership model championed by Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges — one that…

"Students as Partners has created another meaningful space for the negotiation of power and hierarchy in Higher Education (HE) institutions. How might partnership be embraced as an ethos and culture within HE, while continuing to push on the traditionalist fabric of HE institutions?"

Students as Partners at ISSOTL 2018

by Sophia Abbot and Ketevan Kupatadze Students as Partners (SaP) had a major presence at the 2018 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference in Bergen, Norway, this past October. Twenty of the 247 conference sessions,…

Quote: The success of a course (of a teacher) is not independent of the amount of effort and engagement that students contribute to the process but rather depends on it.

Diverse and Alternative Ways of Partnering in SoTL

by Ketevan Kupatadze As I continue talking with my colleagues about student-faculty partnerships, whether in formal or more informal conversations, one recurring theme emerges: what does partnership look like in practice? My observations have taught me that a) most faculty immediately…

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Dan Bernstein on student-faculty partnership

by Ketevan Kupatadze Recently I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Dr. Daniel Bernstein about his experience on partnering with students in the field of teaching and learning. In this blog, I summarize some of the most salient points…

experimental, transformative, counter-institutional

Need for institutionalizing student-faculty partnership

by Ketevan Kupatadze Student-faculty partnership as an institutional practice is an integral part of (higher) education systems and, in my opinion, essential for student-faculty partnership success. It is very difficult to engage in student-faculty partnership in an environment in which it is…