Student Engagement: A Shared Responsibility

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A teacher at McNally High School in Edmonton understands that student engagement is a shared responsibility.

Key Points

  • Teachers need to consider the amount of evidence required in order to determine that a student has met a learning outcome.
  • Providing choice along with open-ended questions helps engage students in their learning.
  • Reflecting on an assignment that did not work out as planned can be an opportunity to make improvements to the assignment for future use.

Discussion Question

  • Consider an assignment for an upcoming class. Anticipate how the students might perceive the assignment and whether or not they might consider it to be worth doing. What changes might you make to increase the level of student engagement, i.e., commitment?

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