The publications will reach out to academics, decision-makers in Higher Education and to policy-makers to inform about the relevance of co-creation and student engagement
1) Academic paper
The CREATES project presents a rare opportunity for practice-based research in Higher Education, offering a chance to combine the expertise and insights of the partner institutions and our learning from our activities and development work. The academic paper will present these insights in a systematic and rigorous fashion, addressing the following questions: how do we facilitate engaged and co-creative learning; what challenges have we faced and how did we overcome them; and what did we learn about learning in the process?
2) Position paper
Higher education is a conservative sector. There is a great deal of scepticism towards the active approach that CREATES advocates among many leaders in the field. To remedy this, our position paper will aim to inform the target group of decision makers by explaining what our pedagogical approach is (including short case-studies and best practices) and elaborating its virtues. It will provide an evidence-based, intellectual defence of why this approach should be further spread, and offer concrete strategies for institutional leaders to implement it.
3) Policy recommendations
This paper will feature policy recommendations exploring various ways in which policymakers can encourage HEIs to adopt the educational approach championed and elaborated by CREATES. It will consider such tools as performance agreements, national and European competitions for teaching innovation grants, teaching excellence frameworks, strategic agenda’s, accredi-tation frameworks, direct legislation, facilitating national and European communities of teaching professionals, fellowships and awards, and other policy measures. It will examine how these measures have been used in European higher education, evaluate their policy logic, assess their effectiveness and determine how appropriate they are for stimulating the educational practices identified by CREATES.