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ERIC Number: EJ777043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
The Role of Engagement in Inspiring Teaching and Learning
Bryson, Colin; Hand, Len
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v44 n4 p349-362 Nov 2007
The aim of the paper is to integrate notions of the improvement of student learning through a focus on the concept of engagement, and adds to that broader discussion through a recent empirical study of the perceptions of students gathered through a case study in a UK university. It is proposed that student engagement lies on a continuum from disengaged to engaged, and also exists at a number of levels within which the same student may exhibit different degrees of engagement. We argue that if the built-in alienating influences within higher education are to be countered, multi-faceted engagement is required. Learners, we conclude, are more likely to engage if they in turn are supported by teaching staff who engage with: students, with the subject, and with the teaching process, and furthermore that the classroom teacher requires support in achieving this.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom