Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka (PhD Summer Graduate 2020)

Thesis title: An Exploration of How Curriculum Co-Creation Advances Student and Staff Aims for Scottish Higher Education

Background

My part-time PhD in Education focuses on analysing the impact of student engagement and student/staff partnerships in co-creating learning and teaching in higher education.

I currently also work full-time coordinating professional learning, knowledge exchange, and impact-related activities at Moray House.

Qualifications

BA in Sociology & Anthropology and in French, Colgate University

MPhil in Modern Society and Global Transformations, University of Cambridge

Research summary

  • higher education research
  • student engagement
  • student/staff partnerships
  • co-creation of the curriculm
  • co-construction of assessment
  • internationalised higher education environments
  • the impact of student/staff partnerships on individuals and on the society

Research activity

I am researching the impact of student and academic staff partnerships in co-creating the undergraduate curriculum. Building on the increasingly prominent theme of student engagement, I research the emerging area of student/staff partnerships in higher education.

I examine the impact of co-creation of the curriculum with students and academic staff during their process of planning and developing undergraduate course logistics, content, pedagogy, and assessment. In particular, I look at these individuals’ engagement and motivation in their collaborations; I also study how the themes of respect, trust, voice, creativity and power affect student-staff partnerships as they adopt atypical roles that blur the lines between ‘student’ and ‘teacher’ within the higher education environment.

Lubicz-Nawrocka, T. (2019). Creativity and collaboration: An exploration of empathy, inclusion, and resilience in co-creation of the curriculum. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal. 2(3), 199-213, https://sehej.raise-network.com/raise/article/view/846

Lubicz-Nawrocka, T. (2019). “More than just a student”: How co-creation of the curriculum fosters Third Spaces in ways of working, identity, and impact. International Journal for Students as Partners, 3(1), 34-49. doi:https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v3i1.3727

Felten, P., Abbot, S., Kirkwood, J., Long, A., Lubicz-Nawrocka, T., Mercer-Mapstone, L., & Verwood, R. (In Press). Reimagining the place of students in academic development. International Journal for Academic Development. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2019.1594235

Dyer, S., & Lubicz-Nawrocka, T. (2019). Using play to facilitate faculty-student partnership: How can you co-design a module? In A. James & C. Nerantzi (Eds.), The power of play in higher education: Creativity in tertiary learning (299-302): Palgrave Macmillan.

Lubicz-Nawrocka, T., & Bunting, K. (2019). Student perceptions of teaching excellence: An analysis of student-led teaching award nomination data. Teaching in Higher Education, 24(1), 63-80. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2018.1461620

Lubicz-Nawrocka, T., & Simoni, H. (2018). Co-researching co-creation of the curriculum: Reflections on arts-based methods in education and connections to healthcare co-production. International Journal for Students as Partners, 2(2), 157-165. doi:https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v2i2.3427

Hancock, J., & Lubicz-Nawrocka, T. (2018). Creating spaces: Embracing risk and partnership in higher education. Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education, 1(24).

Lubicz-Nawrocka, T. (2018). Students as partners in learning and teaching: The benefits of co-creation of the curriculum. International Journal for Students as Partners, 2(1), 47-63. doi:https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v2i1.3207

Lubicz-Nawrocka, T. (2017). Co-creation of the curriculum: Challenging the status quo to embed partnership. The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 3(2). doi:https://doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v3i2.529

  • higher education research
  • student engagement
  • student/staff partnerships
  • co-creation of the curriculm
  • co-construction of assessment
  • internationalised higher education environments
  • the impact of student/staff partnerships on individuals and on the society

Research activity

I am researching the impact of student and academic staff partnerships in co-creating the undergraduate curriculum. Building on the increasingly prominent theme of student engagement, I research the emerging area of student/staff partnerships in higher education.

I examine the impact of co-creation of the curriculum with students and academic staff during their process of planning and developing undergraduate course logistics, content, pedagogy, and assessment. In particular, I look at these individuals’ engagement and motivation in their collaborations; I also study how the themes of respect, trust, voice, creativity and power affect student-staff partnerships as they adopt atypical roles that blur the lines between ‘student’ and ‘teacher’ within the higher education environment.