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Children need to be taught in ways that match their individual learning styles
by educators who recognise their abilities and potential for engagement in learning.
Read the following statements, and identify the three common
messages they give relating to engagement in learning for ALL children.
sustained attention to an activity or person.
National Research Council
learning styles (2)
represents both the time and energy students invest in educationally purposeful activities,
and the effort institutions devote to using effective educational practices.
Kuh et al, 2008
the connection between the student and their learning outcome. Students cannot create
that connection for themselves; it is educators, families and colleagues who must
construct it with and for them.
Carpenter et al, 2011
Although often measured as time spent on task, academic engagement is conceptualised
as a broader construct that refers to 'the intensity and emotional quality of children's
involvement in initiating and carrying out learning activities'
Skinner & Belmont, 1993
From your reading of the statements above, write down a definition
of engagement that contains the key messages.
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