Sketch: Using Play to Facilitate Faculty–Student Partnership—How Can You Co-design a Module?

  • Sarah DyerEmail author
  • Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka


This sketch describes a how play can be used to facilitate academic faculty-student partnership. In the case we outline, we addressed partnership for module design. We ran a workshop in which participants were challenged to design (a module as) a board game. Using play de-naturalised power relations and academic knowledge and served to create a more even playing-field in which different perspectives and understandings could be valued and engaged.


Students as partners Playful spaces Board game Co-designing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ExeterExeterUK
  2. 2.Moray House School of EducationUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghScotland, UK

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