Academic tutors/advisors and students working in partnership: negotiating and co-creating in “The Third Space”

McIntosh, Emily, Steele, George and Grey, David (2020) Academic tutors/advisors and students working in partnership: negotiating and co-creating in “The Third Space”. Frontiers in Education, 5 , 528683. ISSN 2504-284X [Article] (doi:10.3389/feduc.2020.528683)

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In this perspectives piece, we argue that technology can be used to create and facilitate “Third Space” advising, via a model of “flipped advising” which focuses on the development of quality staff–student partnerships. “Third Space” advising, using technology, encourages students and staff to work together to create and validate knowledge, connect experiences, and improve the learning culture of the organization. It also aligns with Hockings’ (2010) definition of inclusive practice in learning and teaching. While so much focus has been on the development of the advisor, the concept of Students as Partners (SaP) and “The Third Space” offer important lenses within which to shift the focus of advising practice away from the development of advisors and toward the development of staff–student partnerships, with a view to improving the impact and outcomes on students themselves.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article was submitted to Leadership in Education, a section of the journal Frontiers in Education.
Keywords (uncontrolled): Education, personal tutoring, academic advising, third space, students as partners, co-creation
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Academic Practice Enhancement (CAPE)
Item ID: 31483
Notes on copyright: © 2020 McIntosh, Steele and Grey. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 09:35
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