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Student engagement

This image was posted on Facebook by Mindshift with a link to an article on their blog (the article is an interesting discussion of a report on schools in the USA)

This highlights for me the oversimplification of the argument about student engagement - is it a simple one-dimensional concept.  Is rebellion a sign of diverted attention and lack of commitment?

I was reminded how the discussion at the Higher Education Academy conference was dominated by the concept without any critical analysis.  The experience was highlighted for me as I was reading the introduction to the Ignorant Schoolmaster  by Paul Ranciere at the time about the debate within the French left around 1968 - should students rebel against the hierarchical structure of higher education, or use it to learn the theories and analysis they need to be good revolutionaries.

Where is the political discussion of student engagement?

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