Student Voice in Higher Education: Opening the Loop

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Young, H (2018). Student Voice in Higher Education: Opening the Loop. 38' Coloquio Interdisciplinario de Educación. Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile 12 Sep 2018
AuthorsYoung, H
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Abstract

This qualitative research study draws on interviews with
course representatives and on policy analysis to explore the
discursive construction and enactment of student voice.
‘Student voice’ in universities is valued in policy and by course
representatives as a ‘good thing’, based on rhetoric of both the
empowered consumer, and of co construction and partnership.
However, the data suggests that the National Student Survey
questions and the practices of course boards tend to reduce
student voice to a feedback loop. In this loop, students express
feedback, the institution takes this on board then they tell the
students how they have responded to their feedback. The
feedback loop is a significant element of the managerialist
imaginary of Higher Education globally. The stages of this loop
are used as an analytical frame for understanding the ways in
which student voice is constructed and enacted and the effects
of this.

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