Student as Producer runs on ideas. In this paper (see link below) I set out some of the ideas that have influenced the ways in which I teach and how they have been important in designing Student as Producer. These are not the only ideas on which Student as Producer is based. Student as Producer is grounded in a wide range of progressive pedagogical approaches that are derived from the ways in which academics at Lincoln and colleagues at the participating universities teach and students learn. This paper has been written to provoke discussion and debate. I very much welcome any comments.