Learner involvement in the co-creation of teaching and learning: AMEE Guide No. 138

Karen D. Konings*, Serge Mordang, Frank Smeenk, Laurents Stassen, Subha Ramani

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Abstract

This AMEE guide aims to emphasize the value of active learner involvement in the design and development of education, referred to as co-creation, and provides practical tips for medical educators interested in implementing co-created educational initiatives at their own institutions. Starting with definitions of co-creation and related terms, we then describe its benefits and summarize the literature in medical and higher education to provide an appropriate context and a shared mental model for health professions educators across the world. Potential challenges and barriers to implementation of co-creation in practice are described in detail from the perspective of learners, teachers, and institutions. Challenges are linked to relevant principles of Self-Determination Theory, Positioning Theory and theory on Psychological Safety, to provide direction and fundamental reasons for implementation of co-creation. Finally, solutions to listed challenges and practical approaches to education design and implementation using co-creation are described in detail. These tips include strategies for supporting learners and teachers in the process, enhancing the collaboration between them, and ensuring appropriate support at the organizational level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)924-936
Number of pages13
JournalMedical Teacher
Volume43
Issue number8
Early online date3 Nov 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • BUILDING DESIGN
  • CURRICULUM
  • ENGAGEMENT
  • HIGHER-EDUCATION
  • MEDICAL-STUDENTS
  • PARTICIPATORY DESIGN
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY
  • SECONDARY-EDUCATION
  • STAFF-STUDENT PARTNERSHIP
  • Teaching &amp
  • VOICE
  • co-creation
  • instructional design
  • learning
  • roles of teacher
  • student support
  • Teaching & learning

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