Teaching together: Reflections on developing a collaborative interdisciplinary teaching framework within a tertiary teaching team. (2020)
The Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership (BYCL) was launched by the University of Canterbury (UC) in 2020. The genesis of this new degree was a Stage One service-learning course that, in turn, arose from the innovative and active response of many of the university’s students in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. That innovative action saw the formation of the Student Volunteer Army as well as the adoption of a new set of Graduate Attributes for every undergraduate at the university. The idea of a specialist undergraduate degree that captured this unique chain of events began to take form from 2016. The resulting degree was developed as a flexible, transdisciplinary programme for young (and not so young) leaders wanting an academic grounding for their passions in community leadership and social action. In 2020, the inaugural intake of students commenced their studies. In this reflection, we discuss our experience of teaching within the BYCL for the first time, using a collaborative approach to teaching that we based on what we understand, individually and collectively, to draw on principles of democratic pedagogy.
CitationDutton H, Kamp A, Teschers C (2020). Teaching together: Reflections on developing a collaborative interdisciplinary teaching framework within a tertiary teaching team.. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work. 17(2).
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ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390303 - Higher education
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