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Change theory and changing practices: enhancing student engagement in universities.

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Publication date1/07/2015
Host publicationStudent engagement in Europe : society, higher education and student governance
EditorsManja Klemenčič, Sjur Bergan, Rok Primožič
Place of PublicationStrasbourg
PublisherCouncil of Europe Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789287179715
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This chapter argues that initiatives designed to enhance student engagement in universities need to be underpinned by an explicit and workable theory of change and change management. It sets out a social practice approach to conceptualising the operation of workgroups in higher education and goes on to elaborate the corollaries of this in terms of the management of change. The chapter concludes with a vignette designed to illustrate how these concepts might be elaborated in a departmental situation.