Student engagement in knowledge exchange: A conceptual model based on established student engagement practice in educational development.

  • Tom Lowe University of Winchester
  • Philip Dent University of Winchester

Abstract

Student engagement remains a prevalent theme in United Kingdom (UK) Higher Education (HE) with specific emphasis placed upon engaging students in the curriculum, quality assurance and student voice activities in educational developments (Austen, 2020; Bryson, 2014; Gvaramadze, 2011). As UK HE becomes an increasingly outcomes-focused sector, a new measure has emerged to assess the transfer of knowledge by providers – the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF)[i]. As the KEF builds traction in UK HE as a driver of accountability, and therefore strategic attention and activity, the question of what student engagement in knowledge exchange looks like becomes increasingly important. This paper sets out four conceptual models based on established student engagement theory from published works on student engagement in the curriculum, educational development and development as a framework for wider conversations at institutions internationally.

 

[i] Knowledge Excellence Framework (KEF) Knowledge exchange framework (KEF). Research England. Available at: https://re.ukri.org/knowledge-exchange/knowledge-exchange-framework/ (Accessed 13/04/2020)

Published
2021-02-28
How to Cite
Lowe, T., & Dent, P. (2021). Student engagement in knowledge exchange: A conceptual model based on established student engagement practice in educational development. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal, 3(2), 10-16. Retrieved from https://sehej.raise-network.com/raise/article/view/1038
Section
Opinion Piece