Student engagement: paradigm change or political expediency?
Christine Hardy, Nottingham Trent University
To complement issue 17 of Networks, published online this week, which focuses on teaching and learning practices in which students take centre stage, we are republishing this article. It reviews the concept and measurement of student engagement, drawing on the approaches taken in the USA, Australia and the UK. It critically explores these methods that impact politically on institutional approaches to educational practices, … to make tentative conclusions as to a possible effective holistic approach to student engagement within the UK.