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 …

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

...Relate

A relational focus points learners towards community, not just individuals. A relational focus promotes encouraging, collaborating with and serving others, sharing feelings and beliefs, and reaching out beyond the classroom. We can help learners...

 
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…to help learners to approach learning in relational terms

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…to help learners to relate to the wider world

 

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