We have developed a set of postcards to share our experiences with co-creation with other teachers and students — to invite discussions and inspire them to adapt the ideas for their own purposes. Get in touch with us if you have comments, suggestions, feedback!
There are many reasons why interesting points never make it from participants’ heads into a discussion. You could ask for them in an anonymous online forum after class. That might surface interesting thoughts, as well as give students confidence that their input is valued, which makes it easier to speak up in class in the future. (Blogpost here, pdf for download here)
Asking what the teacher can “stop, continue, start” (Hoon et al., 2015) gives us formative feedback to improve our teaching. But what if we ask students the same question so they use the evaluation to reflect on and improve their own learning (Bovill, 2011)? (Pdf for download here)
Co-create dictionaries: Students learn many new words and terms during a course. Try to create a shared dictionary resource. The teacher suggest words and terms, students can add their own terms, and students fill in explanations with their own words. The teacher can modify and accept the explanations at a set date before the exam preparations start. (Pdf for download here)
#CoCreatingGFI is a HK-dir-funded project where students and staff at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway, work towards climbing the steps towards co-creating learning and teaching. Here are some examples of methods and learning activities, and ideas for sharing responsibility for learning. (Pdf for download here)
Make the most out of your field work: Students often don’t know what to do in the field, and there may be a lot of waiting. By equipping students with an activity bingo, they can cover a range of activities that are encouraged, but not necessarily obvious for students to take part in during their fieldwork. (Pdf for download here)