Student as producer: research-engaged teaching, an institutional strategy

Neary, Mike and Saunders, Gary and Hagyard, Andy and Derricott, Dan (2014) Student as producer: research-engaged teaching, an institutional strategy. Project Report. HEA, York.

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Abstract

Student as Producer is a curriculum development project that has been ongoing at the University of Lincoln
since 2007. The aim of the project has been to promote research-engaged teaching as the organising principle
for teaching and learning across all subjects and all levels of taught provision at Lincoln. While there are many
examples of research-engaged teaching in higher education what makes the curriculum distinctive at Lincoln is
that research-engaged teaching is the default position for all teaching and learning at the University.
While Student as Producer has been under development at Lincoln since 2007 this report focuses on the
period 2010-2013, when the University of Lincoln received funding, £200,000, from the Higher Education
Academy to develop the programme. The main focus of this report is the embedding and implementation of
Student as Producer at Lincoln, but as Student as Producer extends beyond Lincoln to involve other higher
education providers the report will also pay attention to the external national and international impact of
Student as Producer across the higher education sector.
Student as Producer was conceived during momentous times in the history of higher education in this
country, including a massive increase in student fees and the withdrawal of public funding for teaching the
Arts, Humanities and Social Science. For a brief moment in time English students were at the forefront of
protests across Europe against the financialisation of higher education and the politics of austerity (Bailey and
Freedman 2011). Throughout this period academics involved with Student as Producer have written
publications that have provided a consistent and clear position against the notion of student as consumer
(Boden and Epstein2006) and the pedagogy of debt (Williams 2006).

Additional Information:Report on NTFS HEA funded project 2010-2103
Keywords:Education, research engaged teaching, curriculum development, institutional change
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
Professional services > Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute
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ID Code:14789
Deposited On:01 Sep 2014 11:00

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