The 2nd Annual FUNDANI CHED Student Learning/Student Feedback Symposium, 2 October 2019 SARETEC Bellville

Co-creating decolonised learning and teaching spaces: toward student partnerships.


Dear Colleagues

Increasingly, higher education institutions are exploring new approaches to engage students in the learning and teaching process. Working with students as partners has shown potential for strengthening student-staff engagements and partnerships, as well as opening up spaces for co-creation. (Bovill, Cook-Sather, Felten, Millard & Moore-Cherry (2016).  In instances where course content and development, structure, and pedagogy have been viewed mostly as the responsibility of the lecturer, co-creating learning and teaching becomes layered and complex (Brooman, Darwent, & Pimor, 2015). This often leaves the student voice as under-represented, under-researched and under-theorised. Against this background, we welcome abstract submissions that explore students becoming partners in learning and teaching and would like to invite academic staff, support units and students to jointly present at this symposium.


Bovill, Catherine & Cook-Sather, Alison & Felten, Peter & Millard, Luke & Moore-Cherry, Niamh. (2016). Addressing potential challenges in co-creating learning and teaching: overcoming resistance, navigating institutional norms and ensuring inclusivity in student–staff partnerships. Higher Education. 71. 195-208. 10.1007/s10734-015-9896-4.

Brooman, Simon & Darwent, S & Pimor, Alexandra. (2014). The student voice in higher education curriculum design: is there value in listening?. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 52. 1-12. 10.1080/14703297.2014.910128.

Please find attached the announcement and call for abstracts for the 2ND ANNUAL FUNDANI CHED STUDENT LEARNING UNIT SYMPOSIUM to be held on the 02 OCTOBER 2019 at SARETEC BELLVILLE.   Abstracts are welcomed from academic staff and support units who work in partnership with students. This announcement may be shared amongst CPUT colleagues, students and interested parties.  The closing date for abstract submission is 13 September 2019. The Symposium Theme :  Co-creating decolonised learning and teaching spaces: toward student partnerships.


§  Dialogical Engagements: student partnerships and feedback practices

§  (Dis)Entangled Spaces in learning and teaching partnerships

§  Literacies for co-creating knowledge sharing

Presentation formats could be as follows:

§  Poster presentation

§  Paper presentations (15 presentation and 5 minute Q&A)

§  Freestyle Reflections: poetry/spoken word/artistic expression (10 minute and 5 minute Q&A)

§  Panel (20 minute panel presentation & 10 minute Q&A)

§  Workshops (50 minutes & 10 minutes discussion)

Register and Submit an Abstract HERE(200-250 words) or sent to Dr Xena Cupido at

Abstract Worksheet

How to write an abstract

For more information contact: Dr Xena Cupido

Your support is as always highly appreciated. 


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