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Title: Student engagement as a concept for improving the educational practice of girls in pupil referral units
Author: Sturdy, Louise
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2013
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A literature search revealed that there is a dearth of research exploring the needs of girls in pupil referral units (PRUs). This research focuses on the concept of ‘student engagement’ as a framework for investigation of the needs of girls in PRUs. It utilises an exploratory approach. Student engagement is a malleable characteristic and is therefore an appropriate focus for interventions. A constructionist paradigm is used and data are subject to thematic analysis. A deeper latent level of analysis is used to interpret and draw inferences from the data. The findings identify a number of direct strategies for engaging learners both affectively and cognitively. In addition, a working model is produced to diagrammatically represent the relationship between aspects of affective and cognitive student engagement, enabling practitioners to dynamically employ individually tailored interventions for engaging girls in PRUs.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology ; L Education (General)