Student Engagement

From a recent PD experience, I stumbled across a multi-dimensional definition of engagement:

  1. Cognitive Engagement – Reflectively involved in deep understanding of concepts and applications, and expertise
  2. Operative Engagement – Actively participating – group discussions, practical, relevant activities and homework tasks
  3. Affective Engagement – Genuinely valuing – this learning will be useful to me in my life outside the classroom


I think this goes well when combined with Dan Pink’s thoughts on motivation in the following video:

What are your thoughts about student engagement?

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