Engagement

Student engagement occurs when "students make a psychological investment in learning. They try hard to learn what school offers. They take pride not simply in earning the formal indicators of success (grades), but in understanding the material and incorporating or internalizing it in their lives." It is increasingly seen as an indicator of successful classroom instruction, and as a valued outcome of school reform. The phrase was identified in 1996 as "the latest buzzword in education circles." Students are engaged when they are involved in their work, persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in accomplishing their work. Student engagement also refers to a "student's willingness, need, desire and compulsion to participate in, and be successful in, the learning process promoting higher level thinking for enduring understanding."

Work - something we are obliged to do - Play - something we choose to do


Learning is most exciting when...

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it spells F-U-N ;)







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It is about something interesting






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it is in a practical







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it applies to everyday life







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when we create








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im interested in the topic







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when we do pracs.







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in a group








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its fun and interesting and the teacher doesn't talk in a monotone.



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ms broit teaches







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when you get to do an assignment on a famous person or someone fascinating


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you win something other than a piece of purple paper




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It is fun, exciting and engaging






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When i have an interesting teacher teaching me e.g. mr mansel, ms metson


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We have air conditioning food and a great teacher who spoonfeeds the lesson


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done independently







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various mediums are used







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it is interesting








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you learn about something you are interseted in





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we do intresting stuff







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i learn by myself







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it is about something that I am interested in or when the subject that I'm learning is taught well.
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a learn something interesting






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we do something different and new






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it's interesting








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the teacher prepares fun and exciting lessons





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i understand it








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I do the work in a group of friends.






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It is practical and it is a subject I enjoy.





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we watch vids








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the class cooperates to listen and there are occasional practical activities


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when i can finish all my work and learn everything as possible each lesson.


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Its interesting