A Three-Party Case Study: Exploring the Value of Student Work in Co-creation in Teaching and Learning

  • Sunah Cho University of British Columbia
  • Gregory R. Werker University of British Columbia
  • Arkie Yaxi Liu University of British Columbia
  • Bruce Moghtader University of British Columbia
  • Woonghee Tim Huh University of British Columbia
Keywords: student work, students helping students, resource development, three-party experience, teaching and learning, students as partners, supplemental instruction, higher education


In the context of a large first-year business course, we explore the value of student contributors, the former students from this course, working with faculty to improve the learning experience of the students enrolled in the course. By describing our study of the roles, impacts, benefits, and challenges of the student contributors’ involvement in creating supplemental resources, such as videos and practice problems, intended to augment the teaching process of the faculty and the learning process of the student learners, we contribute to the understanding of this three-party experience. Our study included interviews, survey questions, and resource-engagement analytics. We found that because student contributors can provide unique perspectives, greater inclusivity, and diverse approaches to teaching, there are benefits to the instructors, the student contributors, and the student learners.

Author Biographies

Sunah Cho, University of British Columbia

Sunah Cho is a faculty liaison for the Sauder School of Business in the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and a sessional lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (CAN).

Gregory R. Werker, University of British Columbia

Gregory R. Werker is a full-time lecturer in the Sauder School of Business and a scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences at the University of British Columbia (CAN).

Arkie Yaxi Liu, University of British Columbia

Arkie Yaxi Liu is an undergraduate student at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (CAN).

Bruce Moghtader, University of British Columbia

Bruce Moghtader is a scholarship of teaching and learning specialist in the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and a doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia (CAN).

Woonghee Tim Huh, University of British Columbia

Woonghee Tim Huh is a professor in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (CAN).


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How to Cite
Cho, Sunah, Gregory R. Werker, Arkie Yaxi Liu, Bruce Moghtader, and Woonghee Tim Huh. 2020. “A Three-Party Case Study: Exploring the Value of Student Work in Co-Creation in Teaching and Learning”. Teaching & Learning Inquiry 8 (2), 200-220. https://doi.org/10.20343/teachlearninqu.8.2.13.