Strategies for Engagement

"Choosing engagement" is about considering how we help students/pupils to engage with what is being learned, the ways in which they participate. There are many possible ways of engaging – listening quietly, vigorous discussion, answering questions, writing prose or poetry, responding through pictures or music, taking part in role-play, doing independent research, collaborating with others, helping fellow learners, praying for one another, looking for life applications, and so on. For any given lesson, we have to choose the ways of engaging that best fit the purpose. We can look for ways of helping learners to …

 

...Focus

As students/pupils focus their attention on certain dimensions of a topic or with a particular quality (such as quiet contemplation), their sense of what matters in learning is shaped. We can help learners...

 
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...to focus on key ideas and issues

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…to think with a key image or phrase

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…to explore a fresh emphasis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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