Student and faculty as pedagogical partners




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This reflective case study describes the benefits of a pedagogical partnership between a student and a faculty member of a professional practice child and youth care counsellor program. Reflecting on data collected from their pedagogical partnership experiences, the authors present a case study of the process they used and draw data from their reflective journals. This case study aims to provide insight into a pedagogical partnership through reflective evaluation of the method used, key learnings, results, and unintended results resulting in a significant positive outcome.


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Author Biography

Bria Scarff, Mount Royal University

Bria is a student in the Bachelor of Child Studies: Child and Youth Care Major program at Mount Royal University.


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How to Cite

Briegel, M., & Scarff, B. (2023). Student and faculty as pedagogical partners. International Journal for Students as Partners, 7(1), 153–160.



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