Student Engagement

Bernie Dodge poses two questions on Twitter. Almost a Twitter-quest.

Bernie Dodge
Bernie Dodge

berniedodge Everyone says we need more learner engagement. OK twits: what do you mean by "engagement". What does it look like?


Bernie Dodge
Bernie Dodge

berniedodge And what things look like engagement but really aren't?


Responses in reverse chronological order:

mhall209
mhall209

mhall209 @berniedodge engagement looks like students being able to hanswer the question "what are you doing" in a way the indicates they are engaged.

Jenn Imazeki
Jenn Imazeki

jimazeki @berniedodge but I'm not sure just cuz students are doing something other than taking notes that means they're learning

Jenn Imazeki
Jenn Imazeki

jimazeki @berniedodge I've noticed that some profs assume 'active' means 'engaged' - in econ, anything not lecture is called 'active'

Jim Julius
Jim Julius

jjulius @berniedodge I'm not super familiar with NSSE (National Survey on Student Engagement, http://nsse.iub.edu) - wonder if it fleshes it out?

thecleversheep
thecleversheep

thecleversheep @berniedodge Engagement: utterly tuned in, focused and undistractable; and they don't realize they're learning.

Paula White
Paula White

paulawhite @berniedodge are you familiar with Schlechty's definition? http://www.schlechtycenter....

Mike Muir
Mike Muir

mmuir @berniedodge Kids asking their own questions and finding answers and being excited and teaching others about it is engagement

Mike Muir
Mike Muir

mmuir @berniedodge Eye contact w Head nodding w a smile while the teacher presents looks like engagement but often isn't...

Suzanne Aurilio
Suzanne Aurilio

saurili @berniedodge I agree with the sentiment & have asked the same question too. + What kind of learning/outcomes result from said engagement?

Ian Usher
Ian Usher

iusher @berniedodge web stats can be made to look like engagement ("2000 pageviews a week") but obviously aren't...

Mark Dunk
Mark Dunk

unklar @berniedodge I think "engagement" sometimes has to be taking notes, listening to the teacher, doing homework alone; oh, yeah, and STUDYING!!