Perspectives from a Business School
Edited by Kathy Daniels, Caroline Elliott, Simon Finley and Colin Chapman
Chapter 4: Trumping truancy: maintaining student attendance and engagement
The common aim of all stakeholders in Higher Education is to improve the learning and teaching outcomes for students, to ultimately enhance their student experience. One key way to meet this aim is through student participation and engagement with the teaching of the module. Whilst independent learning is, justifiably, applauded as one of the cornerstones of HE, student engagement through attendance in classes makes a significant contribution to their progress and achievement at both modular and programme level. The aim of this chapter is to share my practice for encouraging attendance and engagement on traditional platforms of teaching at HE through lectures, tutorials and seminars. However, the practices discussed in this chapter are equally applicable to non-traditional methods such as webinars, online tests or listening to podcasts.
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