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Student Engagement

Student engagement has become widely regarded to be a key aspect of the student experience in higher education, particularly in relation to the undergraduate student experience. At its most fundamental level, student engagement refers to the active participation of students in university life, or what might be termed ‘educationally purposive’ activities. In practice, research and theorising on student engagement ranges from a microlevel focus on student engagement within the classroom setting (e.g., participating in class discussions or proactively engaging in all learning opportunities), to departmental-level modes of engagement such as acting as student representatives, to institutional-level engagement such as helping to shape the curriculum (e.g., co-creating the curriculum).

Much of the research on engagement suggests that students who engage with their learning are more likely to ...

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