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Student Engagement

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Objective of student engagement in the school
1. Maximize learning in the classroom
2. Develop healthy learning environment in the classroom
3. Promotes meaningful learning
4. Monitor students learning outcome
5. Avoid monotonous, boredom, laziness , passive learning environment in the classroom
6. Prepare alert, active and smart global students who can think critically , minutely and rationally

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Student Engagement

  1. 1. 07/20/14 1" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
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  5. 5. Expert’s View regarding students’ engagement 07/20/14 " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 5
  6. 6. Expert’s View regarding students’ engagement Coates extended quotes (2005, 26) below: The concept of student engagement is based on the constructivist assumption that learning is influenced by how an individual participates in educationally purposeful activities. Learning is seen as a ‘joint proposition’… however, which also depends on institutions and staff providing students with the conditions, opportunities and expectations to become involved. However, individual learners are ultimately the agents in discussions of engagement. 07/20/14 " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 6
  7. 7. Are these? 07/20/14 " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 7
  8. 8. Importance of students’ engagement 07/20/14 " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 8
  9. 9. Facts of students’ engagement • Children begin life eager to explore the world around them. • Student engagement is central to learning. • When students are ready to learn in every way – physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. • When student are willing to participate in routine school activities • “Student engagement is the product of motivation and active learning. It is a product rather than a sum because it will not occur if either element is missing. ” - Elizabeth F. Barkley, Student Engagement Techniques. A Handbook for College Faculty 07/20/14 " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 9
  10. 10. Refers to:- A. The degree of attention, B. “Student's willingness, need, desire and compulsion to participate in C. Curiosity, D. Interest, E. Optimism, F. Passion, G. Enthusiasm, and effort, H. Trustworthiness, I. Participation in challenging academic activities, 07/20/14 10" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  11. 11. Reason to Engage • Engagement to improve learning Students – as individuals, and collectively summarised by Kuh (2009a, 698): • ...engagement increases the odds that any student – educational and social background notwithstanding – will attain his or her educational and personal objectives, acquire the skills and competencies demanded by the challenges of the twenty-first century, and enjoy the intellectual and monetary advantages associated with the completion of the baccalaureate degree. 07/20/14 " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 11
  12. 12. Engagement Task Engagement is active. It requires that students be attentive as well as in attendance; it requires the student to be committed to the task and find some inherent value in what he or she is being asked to do. The engaged student not only does the task assigned but also does it with enthusiasm and diligence. The student performs the task because he or she perceives the task to be associated with a near-term end that he or she values. (2001, 64) 07/20/14 12" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  13. 13. • Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE), which defines student engagement as “students’ involvement with activities and conditions likely to generate high-quality learning” (Coates, 2009), measured along six engagement scales: • —— academic challenge (extent to which expectations and assessments challenge students to learn); • —— active learning (students’ efforts to actively construct their knowledge); • —— student and staff interactions (level and nature of students’ contact with • teaching staff); • —— enriching educational experiences (participation in broadening educational activities); • —— supportive learning environment (feelings of legitimating within the school community); • —— work-integrated learning (integration work experience into study). 07/20/14 13" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  14. 14. Preparation Preparing classes that actively engage students requires a lot of planning • Here are five steps teachers should follow: • Thoroughly learn/understand the curriculum. • Identify teaching objectives and strategies that engage students and build understanding. • Ask yourself these planning questions: – What is the goal? – What order does the teaching need to follow? – What do the students already know? – What do I want them to learn? 07/20/14 " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 14
  15. 15. Preparation Preparing classes that actively engage students requires a lot of planning • Here are five steps teachers should follow: • Prepare the lecture or instruction of the concepts and skills, based on your goals. • Construct processing/learning activities that match the concepts, skills, and goals. By Peter Lorain, retired high school teacher and middle school principal, Beaverton, Oregon 07/20/14 " Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan 15
  16. 16. • "Powerful Pedagogy + trusting relationships = student engagement" (Journal of Staff Development, 2008 , J. Erik Jonsson) • Classrooms should be physically comfortable for students • Creative Lesson Planning • Relevant material (textbook, internet based resources) • Vocabulary /Key concepts (Leads to understanding) • Relevance information/subject related 07/20/14 16" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  17. 17. • Variation and varieties of activities(avoid monotonous) • Develop good habits (Classroom ideal rules) • Strong positive relationship with students • Parent involvement (personalize learning) • Grades as good incentive • Rewards and incentives(Should be used carefully) 07/20/14 17" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  18. 18. • Variation and varieties of activities(avoid monotonous) • Develop good habits (Classroom ideal rules) • Strong positive relationship with students • Parent involvement (personalize learning) • Grades as good incentive • Rewards and incentives(Should be used carefully) 07/20/14 18" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
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  20. 20. • Intellectual engagement: Activity that appeals to students i.e. assignment projects or Student may choose a relevant topic or help students by the way students wish to present i.e. paper, audio, video, ppt. • Emotional engagement: Inquiring about student academic and non-academic issues, giving him/her advice, and taking an interest in her out-of-school life, personal passions, future aspirations, and distinct learning challenges and needs. 07/20/14 20" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  21. 21. • Behavioural engagement: Variation, novelty, and physical activity can stimulate and improve learning i.e. clap three times to raise hand, or class may break into small chunks or move their seats in circle • Physical engagement: “kinaesthetic learning” refers to the use of physical motions and activities during the learning process. 07/20/14 21" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
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  23. 23. • Social engagement: Activity such as paired or grouped to work collaboratively on projects, academic contests , as debate teams, robotics clubs, and science fairs, learning about societal problems, or participating actively in social causes • Cultural engagement: Activity such as Multicultural songs, dances, and performances, while posters, flags, reduce the feelings of confusion, alienation, disconnection, or exclusion among different culture and weave into a thread of global citizen. 07/20/14 23" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  24. 24. Krause (2005, 12-14 ) ‘working principles’ to enhance student engagement Acknowledge the challenges: Let students know that we are aware about some of the pressures they face. Listen to students’ expectations:- Be responsive where appropriate. (Do not be driven by unrealistic expectations.) Make it a priority to get to know your students, their needs, aspirations and motivations. 07/20/14 24" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  25. 25. Krause (2005, 12-14 ) Assessment: Use assessment to shape the student experience and encourage engagement 1. Use assessment in creative ways to bring peers together both in and out of the classroom 2. Engage students in self-assessment and peer assessment so that the focus is increasingly on their responsibility for becoming and remaining engaged in the learning process. 07/20/14 25" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
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  27. 27. 07/20/14 27" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan We can conclude that engagement learning approach focuses on (1) an emphasis on collaborative efforts, (2) project-based assignments, (3) non-academic focus. It is suggested that these three methods result in learning that is creative, meaningful, and authentic. we mean that all student activities involve active cognitive processes such as creating, problem-solving, reasoning, decision-making, and evaluation. In addition, students are intrinsically motivated to learn due to the meaningful nature of the learning environment and activities. (Greg Kearsley & Ben Shneiderman)
  28. 28. Rajeev Ranjan Principal B.Ed(English), PGDTE & Psy. Counselor English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad Email .Id : rajeevbhuvns@gmail.com 07/20/14 28" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan
  29. 29. • www.andrewkmiller.com • teacherstraining.com.au • www.scoop.it • allthingslearning.wordpress.com • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_engagement • http://www.nea.org/tools/16708.htm • www.justintarte.com • www.realizedworth.com • iphone4wallpapershd.com • http://www.coastalcarolina.edu/faculty-staff/professional-development/instructional-resources/active-learning/ • Using Engagement Strategies to Facilitate Children’s Learning and Success by Judy R. Jablon and Michael Wilkinson • Using Engagement Strategies to Facilitate Children’s Learning and Success by Judy R. Jablon and Michael Wilkinson • Strengthening Student Engagement* by Dr. Richard D. Jones, Author and Senior Consultant, International Center for Leadership in Education November 2008 • Student Engagement Strategies 2013-16, www.perth.uhi.ac.uk • Student engagement literature review Vicki Trowler, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, November 2010 • Engaging Students through the Art by Dr. Rena Upitis (Queens’ University • Coates, H.C. (2006) Student Engagement in Campus-based and Online Education: University Connections. London: Routledge. • Krause, K. and Coates, H. (2008) Students’ Engagement in First-Year University. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 33 (5), pp. 493–505. 07/20/14 29" Teaching is an art". Rajeev Ranjan

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