chapter  4
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A snapshot of existing insights into student engagement

Higher education research has uncovered much about student engagement in the last decade or two. While research into the university student experience has been ongoing for some time, it has gained considerable momentum since the early 1990s with the development and dissemination of advanced insights into how best to turn theory into practice. We need to sustain this momentum by working continually to extend the analysis of engagement. For this, it is important to be respectful, honest and open about progress and development.