Co-Creating Curriculum: Repositioning Learning as Trust
Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Could we imagine a world in which students had free reign over their curriculum and modes of learning at university? Would we trust a first year to create their degree entirely? What would be the potential outcomes for them and for the world in which they live? This talk explores that world through three intimations of it.
It looks at the ten-year history of a degree that has no compulsory subjects; the two year history of flexible double degrees—in which students build their own combinations of study—and emerging discussions on MOOCs and credit. It explores how students think about and responding to trusting curriculum structures, and will ask participants co-create a list of ‘educational rules’ that might need to be broken if Australia is to extend its leadership in first-year innovations.