The potential of Students as Partners approaches for Humanitarian Developments

Tom Lowe, Maria Moxey

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This paper explores the potential for Students as Partners models developed in the scholarship of teaching and learning and educational development fields, to be expanded to new agendas such as Humanitarian Developments and other agendas related to the so-called Civic University. There is a growing appetite for students and staff to work in partnership due to the mutual benefits for both staff and students (Mapstone et al. 2017), yet the majority of the published works on students as partners is almost exclusively reporting upon partnership activities relating to curriculum and wider student experience developments in Higher Education. This paper will explore the best practice developed through communities such as the International Journal of Students as Partners, to create recommendations of best practice for Students as Partners projects for new agendas, to benefit from research practice in educational development, for community and humanitarian developments. This paper will outline the key literature and highlight lesser known practices in empowering students, through drawing on literature from Service Learning, Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange and student societies, to highlight the great potential of student-staff partnerships for addressing development agendas globally.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal for Students as Partners
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 11 Dec 2023

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