How to engage students in learning
|Teaching approaches that support learner-centred education|
|Learner-centredness and student engagement||Objectives | What is learner-centredness? | Strategies for learner-centred courses | How to engage students in learning | e-Activity | Summary|
The degree of learner-centredness in a course, is one factor amongest many that can influence how students engage in learning. Nick Zepke, Linda Leach and Philippa Butler (2010) discuss their research on the factors influencing student engagement in the report: Student Engagement: What Is It and What Influences It?.
They reviewed the literature on engagement and revealed several perspectives on the subject. They also surveyed students in in nine tertiary organisations in New Zealand who were undertaking their first tertiary study. They found that student engagement was primarily influenced by teachers and that motivation and external factors also played a part.
Nick Zepke, N., Leach, L. & Butler, P. (2010). Student Engagement: What Is It and What Influences It? Wellington: Teaching & Learning Research Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.tlri.org.nz/sites/default/files/projects/9261-Introduction.pdf