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Alison Cook-Sather
Bryn Mawr College
117Publications
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#1Mick HealeyH-Index: 21
#2Kelly E. Matthews (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 15
Last.Alison Cook-Sather (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 26
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There are many general books and articles on publishing in peer-reviewed journals, but few specifically address issues around writing for journals focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). One of the challenges of beginning to write about teaching and learning is that most scholars have become interested in exploring these issues in higher education alongside their disciplinary interests and have to grapple with a new literature and sometimes unfamiliar methods and genres, as w...
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#1Alison Cook-Sather (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 26
#2Sophia Abbot (Elon University)H-Index: 3
Last.Peter Felten (Elon University)H-Index: 11
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In a classic 2010 article, Craig Nelson critiques his own previously held “dysfunctional illusions of rigor” that for years had constrained his teaching. He demonstrates that certain “rigorous” pedagogical practices disadvantage rather than support learners, and he argues for an expansion of what counts as legitimate pedagogical approaches. We evoke Nelson’s assertions to make a parallel argument regarding the traditional conventions of academic discourse. While formal scholarly writing may be w...
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Analyses of how staff and student voices are, or are not, respected in higher education typically unfold in separate conversations. In this discussion, I use narrative analysis of several sources—primary research data, informal participant feedback, and participants’ published essays—to present a case study of how the co-creation of teaching and learning through one pedagogical partnership program brings the voices of staff and students into dialogue. The case study reveals how participating sta...
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#1Alison Cook-Sather (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 26
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#1Alison Cook-Sather (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 26
#2Srikripa Krishna Prasad (McMaster University)H-Index: 1
Last.Anita Ntem (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 2
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#1Kelly E. Matthews (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 15
#2Lucy Mercer-Mapstone (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 7
Last.Elizabeth Marquis (McMaster University)H-Index: 7
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A growing body of literature on students as partners in learning and teaching offers evidence on which academic developers can draw when supporting, advocating for, or engaging in partnerships. We extend a previous systematic review of the partnership literature by presenting an analysis and discussion of the positive and negative outcomes of partnership, and the inhibitors to partnership. Implications include the importance of academic developers supporting: the relational processes of partners...
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#1Alison Cook-Sather (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 26
#2Crystal Des-Ogugua (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 2
ABSTRACTThis article presents recommendations regarding how to create welcoming and productively challenging classrooms for a diversity of students. These recommendations emerged during the pilot phase of a student–faculty pedagogical partnership programme in 2007 and remain relevant in 2017. To situate the recommendations, we evoke definitions of Whiteness, racism, and culture and briefly review key ideas from literature centred on inclusive and responsive classroom practices. We describe the g...
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#1Kelly E. Matthews (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 15
#2Alison Cook-Sather (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 26
Last.Lucy Mercer-Mapstone (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 7
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ABSTRACTA body of literature on students as partners (SaP) in higher education has emerged over the last decade that documents, shares, and evaluates SaP approaches. As is typical in emerging fields of inquiry, scholars differ regarding how they see the relationship between the developments in SaP practices and the theoretical explanations that guide, illuminate, and situate such practices. In this article we explore the relationship between theory and practice in SaP work through an analysis of...
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