Drawing on scholarship as well as established practice, A Handbook for Student Engagement in Higher Education is a sector-leading volume that unpacks the concept of student engagement. It provides ideas and examples alongside compelling theory- and research-based evidence to offer a thorough and innovative exploration of how students and staff can work together to genuinely transform the higher education learning experience.
Providing readers with evidence from successfully embedded schemes, the book uses case studies and practical, workable examples from a variety of international institutions. With the insight of world-leading contributors, it showcases what good practice looks like in higher education institutions across the globe. Simultaneously collating a wealth of contemporary research, this book creates vivid connections between theories and student engagement in higher education, with chapter topics including:
- Creating relationships between students, staff and universities
- Offering non-traditional students extracurricular opportunities
- Taking a students-as-partners approach
- Critically reflecting on identities, particularities and relationships
- The future of student engagement.
In a fast-developing and significantly shifting area, this book is essential reading for higher education managers and those working directly in the field of student engagement.
Table of Contents
Foreword 0: Student engagement is hard work, but quality takes time
Section 1: Introduction to Student Engagement in Higher Education
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Student Engagement in Higher Education.
Tom Lowe and Yassein El Hakim
Chapter 2: Creating Relationships between Students, Staff and Universities for Student Engagement in Educational Developments.
Yassein El Hakim, Dr Camille Kandiko-Howson and Rebecca Freeman
Chapter 3: "I am a part of the university" - Why universities offering non-traditional students extracurricular opportunities leads to higher levels of student engagement - A mature student’s perspective.
Chapter 4: Theory and principles underpinning students engaged in educational developments: SEEDs for the future
Yassein El Hakim and Tom Lowe
Chapter 5: The changing nature and importance of student representation.
Chapter 6: Student engagement in evaluation: expanding perspectives and ownership.
Dr Catherine Bovill and Dr Cherie Woolmer
Section 2: International Perspectives of Theory into Practice
Chapter 7: Student Engagement through Classroom-focused Pedagogical Partnership: A Model and Outcomes from the United States.
Prof. Alison Cook-Sather
Chapter 8: From the ‘Micro’ to the ‘Mega’: Toward a Multi-Level Approach to Supporting and Assessing Student-Staff Partnership.
Dr Elizabeth Marquis, Christine Black, Rachel Guitman, Prof. Mick Healey and Dr Cherie Woolmer
Chapter 9: A students as partners approach to developing a work-integrated learning program for science.
Chapter 10: Going beyond Student Voice through Meta-Level Education Transformation.
Adam F. C. Fletcher
Chapter 11: Critically reflecting on identities, particularities, and relationships in student engagement.
Prof Peter Felten
Section 3: Models of Student Engagement in Practice
Chapter 12: Trust me, working alone is challenging. What are the benefits of working in partnership in higher education?
Chapter 13: The amplification of student voices via institutional research and evaluation.
Chapter 14: On the Origin of Student Fellows: Reflections on the Evolution of Partnership from Theory to Practice.
Cassie Lowe and Dr Stuart Sims
Chapter 15: Empowering Students as Champions in Technology Enhanced Learning to Improve Digital Literacies.
Fiona Harvey and Jim Anderson
Chapter 16: Empowering students to enhance education at their university.
Dr Jenny Marie
Chapter 17: Students as Partners and Peer Coaches in Student Engagement: Themes from PASS Scheme Biographies.
Digby Warren and Wilko Luebsen
Chapter 18: Student partners as digital change agents.
Clare Killen and Sarah Knight
Chapter 19: Scholarship as student engagement in college higher education.
John Lea, Rhonda Lobb, Jac Cattaneo and Jenny Lawrence.
Section 4: The Future of Student Engagement
Chapter 20: Who defines success in Higher Education? A student perspective on the future of student engagement.
Chapter 21: From then to now in student engagement - an academic’s perspective.
Prof Colin Bryson
Chapter 22: Higher Education Institutions and Policy Makers: The Future of Student Engagement.
Tom Lowe and Alex Bols
Chapter 23: Student Engagement for Educational Developments
Yassein El Hakim and Professor Allan Goody
Tom Lowe is the Centre for Student Engagement Manager at the University of Winchester, UK.
Yassein El Hakim is Co-Founder and CEO at VerifyEd, UK.