Co-creation, contexts, and complexity: a case study concerning blended learning.

Dave Burnapp, Rob Farmer, Sam Vivian Hansen Reese, Anthony Stepniak


This case study reports on the value of engaging students as partners in research carried out concerning module redesign, specifically the development of blended learning activities for a first-year module in linguistics. It should be noted that the focus of this report is on the partnership approach to researching, not the material redesign itself. The approach taken involves recognising universities as complex systems and, as such, needing to be researched with the voices of all stakeholders incorporated. The study supplies an exploration of the reasons for choosing this partnership approach; it gives a description of how this partnership was maintained (relating both to ethical issues and to practicalities); it summarises suggested guidance and lessons learnt, to be shared with others to encourage them to consider such partnerships.


Co-creation; Change

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