chapter  8
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Distilling research into general student engagement

Student engagement is a very practical phenomenon, but also one which benefits from imaginative reflection and conceptual analysis. Without such inquiry, the phenomenon would lack substance, could stagnate and lose relevance, and would be difficult to connect with educational conversations and broader ideas. Capturing the rich substantive dynamics in the idea of engagement provides a basis for generating insight into and harnessing imaginative ideas about university education.