Leadership practices for student engagement in challenging conditions

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Student Engagement is the investment of time, effort and other relevant resources by both students and their institutions intended to optimise the student experience and enhance the learning outcomes and development of students, and the performance and reputation of the institution. As such, it has affective, behavioural and cognitive dimensions, which may manifest congruently or oppositionally. The current popularity of the concept derives from a large body of evidence suggesting that student engagement improves a range of desirable outcomes. A study funded by the Leadership Foundation to uncover leadership practices that enhanced student engagement revealed the importance of climate, resourcing, communication and values. The article concludes with some suggestions of how the findings might usefully be applied in a higher education setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalPerspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


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