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Engaging Students: Promoting Mutual Support and Exploration

Williamson, Stella and Haigney, Diane (2009) Engaging Students: Promoting Mutual Support and Exploration. Psychology Teaching Review, 15 (1). pp. 61-65. ISSN 0965-948X

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Prenskey (2005) asserted that a major problem within education is not that the information being taught lacks "relevance" to students lives, but that there is a lack of engagement with educational tasks. When attempting to engage classes, tutors are aiming to draw students into learning activities--to involve them--and thus promote active learning over and above the passive absorption of information which can dominate classes. This article discusses a number of factors that can be considered to promote engagement in class interactions. The author addresses the issue of student diversity and explores some ideas in how to promote engagement through choice.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: student attitudes, active learning, student diversity, student participation, teacher role, classroom communication, interaction
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Leonie Shuck
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 08:13
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:54

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