Students as Co-Inquirers in Australian Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges

Amani Bell


While the model of students and staff working in partnership to enhance university education is well-established internationally, it is still an emerging field in Australia where most of such initiatives involve only small numbers of students. This paper examines the opportunities and challenges for students-as-co-inquirers initiatives in Australia. Drawing on a review of the literature, a consideration of theory, and discussions with colleagues, I propose ways in which students as co-inquirers practice and research might move forward, both in Australia and globally.


Students as Partners; Students as Change Agents; Student Researchers; Innovative Pedagogies

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