Implications for institutions, academic staff and students
Having reported a selection of our findings, what then can be seen as the implications of these for practice and policy? In arriving at our conclusions we also consider other supporting research.
We would argue that our models of organisational and social mediation of university learning and our findings about students provide useful general ‘tools for thinking’. Specific substantive pointers about learning and teaching and student orientations and the outcomes of higher education can then be identified.