In Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning, Moore synthesizes engaged learning research and highlights practice-oriented examples from across all eleven high-impact practices and other engaged learning pedagogies. She draws both from a systematic review of existing scholarship and from Elon University’s multi-year and multi-institutional engaged learning research seminars.

Combining what we’re learning from these multiple initiatives, Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning offers a deep-dive into the key practices that individual faculty and staff, programs, and institutions can employ across pedagogies. The key practice chapter on Facilitating Relationships, for example, explores the importance of recurring and sustained opportunities for student interactions with faculty/staff, with specific examples from mentored undergraduate research, learning communities, internships, study away, collaborative assignments, and service-/community-based learning. The chapter on Fostering Reflection on Learning and Self examines integrated opportunities for reflection across writing-intensive courses, collaborative assignments, service/community-based learning, internships, capstone experiences, and ePortfolios.

Ultimately Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning offers an accessible introduction to high-quality engaged learning and brief – but deep – dives into six key practices. By focusing on key practices across institutional contexts, not only outcomes and case studies, the book prepares readers to address high-impact practice challenges like scale, quality, equity, and integration; when the conversation about high-quality engaged learning focuses on key practices, individuals and institutions are better equipped to consider the human and financial resources necessary to scale-up access without compromising quality, to ensure equitable experiences for all student groups, and to facilitate students’ integration of their learning with their other higher education and lived experiences.