Literature and resources
Aim 1: Talented, active, engaged students
Student engagement has come to mean many things to many people, to such an extent that it has perhaps become too diverse to have any clear meaning.
It has been linked to student participation, involvement, commitment, effort, attendance and time on task, and motivation; to teamwork, leadership, communities of practice, democracy, partnership, co-creation and collaboration; to induction and transition programmes and the role of peers, to student satisfaction, retention and completion, to developing new relationships between staff and students, and to students having a ‘voice’. It is perceived as working ‘with’ students, not providing ‘for’ students. It is discussed in terms of personal identity and individual cognitive performance, or student success; it is linked to national and institutional improvement strategies, to enhancement and quality, or institutional success.