Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference 2021

Challenging the notion of students as consumers: A practical teaching resource

Dr Louise Taylor Bunce, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Co-exhibitors: Dr Clare Rathbone | Dr Naomi King | Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The notion of students as consumers of their higher education has once again come to the fore during this pandemic. However, there is a negative relationship between students identifying as consumers and academic achievement. In this event, we will share a new teaching resource that educators can use in a seminar to challenge students’ consumer identities and support their identities as learners. The resource takes the form of a workshop that you can run with your students in which students can assess the strength of their identities as consumers and learners via an online quiz, and critically reflect on discussion questions about these issues. The resources are available at .