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Student and staff engagement: developing an engagement framework in a Faculty of Education


Pittaway, S, Student and staff engagement: developing an engagement framework in a Faculty of Education, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37, (4) pp. 37-45. ISSN 0313-5373 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2012 Sharon M. Pittaway

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DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2012v37n4.8


Student engagement is emerging as a key focus in higher education, as engagement is increasingly understood as a prerequisite for effective learning. This paper reports on the development of an Engagement Framework that provides a practical understanding of student (and staff) engagement which can be applied to any discipline, year level or course. The Engagement Framework proposes five non-hierarchical elements: personal engagement, academic engagement, intellectual engagement, social engagement, and professional engagement. As well as describing these elements, the paper also explores the theoretical foundations of the Engagement Framework, including a recognition of the importance of conation as one of three faculties of the mind alongside cognition and affect. By adopting this Framework, the Faculty aims to enhance unit design and development, teaching practice, and student support practices.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Pittaway, S (Dr Sharon Pittaway)
ID Code:78983
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-08-10
Last Modified:2013-05-15
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