engagement and learning - Steve Barkley

Teaching and Teachers Are Central to Engagement

The title of this blog is one of the proposals shared by Nick Zepke and Linda Leach in a research article titled Improving Student Engagement: Ten Proposals for Action. They use these definitions for engagement: Students’ cognitive investment in, active participation in, and emotional commitment to their learning. Students’ involvement with activities and conditions likely […]

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Designing and Facilitating Discussions for Inquiry and Learning

The Open University UK’s website responds to the question: Why talk for learning is important? “Talk is a part of human development that helps us to think, learn and make sense of the world. People use language as a tool for developing reasoning, knowledge and understanding. Therefore, encouraging students to talk as part of their learning […]

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