Student engagement in higher education: Measures, motivation and academic impact

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


Student success and achievement is the goal of educators, curriculum designers, policy makers and the leaders of higher education institutions. Providing the optimal curriculum has a significant impact on student success however there are many other equally important factors that impact both achievement and success. The engagement of students with their studies and the learning process is a crucial factor. Student engagement has been defined in a number of ways, usually based on student behaviours. Definitions include the willingness or level (time and energy) of student participation and involvement in normal student academic, community and social activities within their institution. These can include: preparing and attending classes, studying, volunteering and interacting with academic staff and peers. Student engagement has also been defined as being a measure of students' involvement in activities that are specifically linked with high-quality learning which suggests that although students are responsible for constructing their own knowledge, their learning also depends on the institutions and staff providing learning environments that stimulate student involvement. This chapter will review the current literature on student engagement in terms of current measures to engage students with their learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurriculum Development, Innovation and Reform
EditorsRobert White
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781626184282
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Publication series

NameEducation in a Competitive and Globalizing World
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Cite this