14 Jul Your Learning Engagement Partner
Engagement can take many forms. At its simplest, it is the overall motivation to learn. When learners are successfully engaged, they demonstrate positive attitudes and a desire to enhance and increase their mastery and understanding of a subject. Research findings have repeatedly shown the link between student engagement and student achievement.
Engagement is defined as a learner’s positive emotional reaction to the people, content and environment in an academic setting. Affectively engaged learners view learning as interesting and rewarding, and these students associate feelings of happiness with learning. Behavioural engagement refers to active involvement by learners in their learning activities. Learners who are behaviourally engaged view learning as relevant to their lives and hence demonstrate high levels of participation. Cognitive engagement can be defined as a form of self-regulation in which students show commitment and willingness to spend time and effort to master complex concepts. Cognitively engaged learners plan and manage their own learning and demonstrate a high degree of personal control and autonomy.
Do you want this for you and your child?