One of the key components of a learning and teaching framework is how we think about student engagement.
The most recent examinations period has seen Faculties reporting some issues in this area – with concerns about indicators such as lecture attendance and assignment submission.
Already in train are a number of projects looking at student engagement in learning and teaching (as well as the broader student experience) but I think we need to make a coherent statement about how we wish to engage with students at Macquarie. Following some broader consultation, and drawing on literature and experience such as this, this and this, I’d like to suggest that we consider that we adopt, and build on the following principle:
Students are partners and co-creators of their learning.
- Our students will be partners, change agents and leaders in their learning; across the formal and informal activities of the University;
- Our approach will focus on active learning, emphasising collaboration and the co-creation of knowledge;
- Our students, staff, alumni and industry and community partners will be connected to unlock their potential.
Again, any comments are welcome.