Towards a new vision for university governance, pedagogies and student engagement

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Drawing on recent empirical and theoretical studies, this chapter critically examines the role of social, culture and economic factors in shaping and opening possibilities for educational transformations of universities and student engagement. Considering the impact on higher education of rising inequality, unemployment, underemployment and youth marginalization, this study explores risks and opportunities for change of teaching, research and student participation in higher education. Underlining the need to explore alternative designs for a sustainable future, this paper investigates trends and challenges for policy makers and education providers alike. Exploring the vision about what an engaged student could be like in an alternative scenario for higher education this study suggests a common set of general policy goals and pedagogical directions for the future
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Student Engagement Handbook: Practice in Higher Education
EditorsElisabeth Dunne, Derfel Owen
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781781904244
ISBN (Print)9781781904237
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


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