Despite student voice has now been embedded in the student learning experience and engagement in the UK Higher Education context, existing student voice work is limited to hearing students’ opinions for the purpose of improving teaching assessment objective. Previous research has also established that student voice work did not bring about the changes expressed by students. This article investigates how can student-staff partnership in curriculum design impact upon learning experience and engagement, by seeing students as co-creators. This paper highlights that student are likely to feel more motivated, engaged and attend lectures when given the opportunity to co-design their own curriculum. However, several practical challenges were reported in this study such as the challenging views on the beliefs and values on pedagogic work and the role of teachers as well as students in the learning and teaching process. For student voice work to have an impact on students’ learning experience and engagement, it is recommended that students need to take on more active role in the learning and teaching process and opinions of academics are needed in the planning and implementation of student voice work in universities.
|Number of pages||23|
|Early online date||31 Dec 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2021|
- Student voice
- higher education