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Student engagement (SE) is currently a significant focus of attention in Higher Education (HE), but its underlying political character and the broader political-economic context have been overlooked. SE has not been considered from the perspective of the Idea' of the university. Bringing together the literature on SE, the marketisation of HE and the Idea' of the university, we argue that current policies and practices are based on a one-dimensional conception, which neglects the crucial elements of cognitive and emotional engagement, and that this both reflects and reinforces an economic utilitarian conception of the university and a consumer model of student identity.
Author(s): Milburn-Shaw H, Walker D
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/02/2017
Online publication date: 20/05/2016
Acceptance date: 15/10/2015
ISSN (print): 0263-3957
ISSN (electronic): 1467-9256
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