Search results for: Student engagement
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This article investigates English-language-learning (ELL) youths' engagement with popular media through composing and publicly posting stories in an online fan fiction writing space. Findings reveal that contemporary participatory media, such as fan fiction writing, involve sophisticated forms of literacy that can serve as useful resources for promoting in-class learning. However, the study also suggests that students would benefit from expert guidance in the areas of critical consumption and production of media and digital texts.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
In this article, a teacher action researcher describes how he investigated ways to enhance student engagement in the required reading. The article begins by setting research context in Greece, and goes on to describe the action research project. The author focuses on the students' active involvement in the process. The article concludes that, in an action research framework, the teacher-students negotiation organizes student intervention quite effectively and allows us to consult the student's voice.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2009
This study is a review of research on the association between student engagement and activity structure. In interpreting the evidence, the authors focus on studies of classroom discourse—particularly studies of dialogic and scaffolding instruction, which illustrate variability in the effects of whole-class instruction on student engagement.The authors find no conclusive evidence of a link between whole-class instruction and disengagement among low-achieving students.
Updated: Mar. 16, 2009
Are We Preparing Young People for 21st -Century Citizenship With 20th-Century Thinking? A Case for a Virtual Laboratory of Democracy
The author suggests that in order to prepare young people for online civic participation, a publicly supported virtual laboratory of democracy should be created. Such a laboratory will enable young people to become socialized to an online civic society and to learn how to act—in a civic manner—upon issues of importance to them and the larger society.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2009
Student engagement has been identified as an important precursor to student learning. Engagement, especially in the middle years, is now at the centre of mainstream education discussion and debate. Three contesting epistemological constructions of student engagement are identified.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2009
This article discusses a project focused on children researching their role in decision making in their classrooms and schools, with a view to increasing their involvement. The article explores the constraints encountered by both children and teachers in sharing decisions and in carrying out action research. It identifies two dimensions: the teachers' thinking and action, as well as children's research and decision making. The teachers struggled with their need to mediate the project aims in the context of the changing nature of their professional role in the current target-driven school culture.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2008
This article argues that student voice and the active engagement of students in shaping their own educational experience are integral to the development of effective work-related learning (WRL) programmes.Student voice was accessed using an innovative form of group interview incorporating an Ishikawa, or fishbone tool. The data was collected in four English school and college settings. The findings identify 10 factors that students see as being critical if the benefits of WRL are to be secured .
Updated: Oct. 05, 2008
The article explored social studies teachers of student-centered instruction. Semi-structured interviewed were conducted. The results showed that the participants had positive attitudes toward learner-centered instruction which they believed has the potential to make instruction engaging, enjoyable, involving, challenging, and relevant to students' learning.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2008
This article focuses on student participation in classrooms. It aims to demonstrate that effective cultivation of educational experience in schools will lead to a new perspective on the process of teaching and learning. There are no privileged methods of teaching and learning, but most of the teachers have in mind some fuzzy ideas of what good instruction is, and there is a great variety of how teachers involve their students and how students get involved in what happens in school.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2008
Students in the Physiotherapy Programme carried out a group project in their final year of studies. The objectives of the project were that the students learn and appreciate the process and activities involved in research, acquire deeper understanding of a topic in their professional interest, learn to work as a team, manage their own time, collaborate with others and produce a meaningful report. In the case of group work, usually the written report is assessed and the same mark is given to all members.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008