Research and evidence base for student engagement

  • Publication Date: 15-11-2010

In 2010, we commissioned a review of research on student engagement by Professor Paul Trowler and Vicki Trowler. 

This led to the development of a literature review, a summary of the evidence, a briefing for institutional decision-makers, and a set of case studies of student engagement initiatives in action. These documents describe and employ the evidence that exists on the nature and benefits of student engagement. The summary of evidence provides a good starting point to this work, as it describes the key statements regarding student engagement that are supported by the available international evidence, along with relevant references:

The value of student engagement as an important factor in educational gain was also highlighted by an HEA publication authored by Graham Gibbs, Dimensions of Quality

Please click here for more information about the HEA's work on student engagement