Students' engagement in first-year university

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Title Students' engagement in first-year university
Author Krause, Kerri-Lee; Coates, Hamish
Journal Name Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Editor Dr. Susan Martin, William Scott
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Online
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper reports on seven calibrated scales of student engagement emerging from a large-scale study of first year undergraduate students in Australian universities. The analysis presents insights into contemporary undergraduate student engagement, including online, self-managed, peer and student-staff engagement. The results point to the imperative for developing a broader understanding of engagement as a process with several dimensions. These must be acknowledged in any measurement and monitoring of this construct in higher education. The paper calls for a more robust theorising of the engagement concept that encompasses both quantitative and qualitative measures. It considers implications for pedagogy and institutional policy in support of enhancing the quality of the student experience.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 33
Issue Number 5
Page from 493
Page to 505
ISSN 1469-297X/0260-2938
Date Accessioned 2009-03-10
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Institute for Higher Education
Subject Education
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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