Student Engagement Techniques A Handbook for College Faculty

ISBN-10: 047028191X

ISBN-13: 9780470281918

Edition: 2010

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Description: Student engagement is the underlying stumbling block to student learning yet essential to student success. Providing a solution to this perennial problem, Student Engagement Techniques presents over 100 much-needed specific tips, techniques, and strategies to engage students in the college classroom. Modeled after the highly successful Classroom Assessment Techniques and Collaborative Learning Techniques, the book emphasizes practical techniques and strategies that have been devised by experienced classroom teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions.

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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

The Author
A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Student Engagement
What Does Student Engagement Mean?
Student Engagement and Motivation
Student Engagement and Active Learning
Promoting Synergy Between Engagement and Active Learning
Additional Facets to Consider
From Theory to Practice: Teachers Talk About Student Engagement
Tips and Strategies
Tips and Strategies for Fostering Motivation
T/S 1 Expect engagement
T/S 2 Develop and display the qualities of engaging teachers
T/S 3 Use behaviorist-based strategies to reward learning rather than behavior
T/S 4 Use praise and criticism effectively
T/S 5 Attend to students' basic needs so that they can focus on the higher-level needs required for learning
T/S 6 Promote student autonomy
T/S 7 Teach things worth learning
T/S 8 Integrate goals, activities, and assessment
T/S 9 Craft engaging learning tasks
T/S 10 Incorporate competition appropriately
T/S 11 Expect students to succeed
T/S 12 Help students expect to succeed
T/S 13 Try to rebuild the confidence of discouraged and disengaged students
Tips and Strategies for Promoting Active Learning
T/S 14 Be clear on your learning goals
T/S 15 Clarify your role
T/S 16 Orient students to their new roles
T/S 17 Help students develop learning strategies
T/S 18 Activate prior learning
T/S 19 Teach in ways that promote effective transfer
T/S 20 Teach for retention
T/S 21 Limit and chunk information
T/S 22 Provide opportunities for guided practice and rehearsal
T/S 23 Organize lectures in ways that promote active learning
T/S 24 Use reverse or inverted classroom organization
T/S 25 Use rubrics to give learners frequent and useful feedback
Tips and Strategies for Building Community
T/S 26 Move away from an authoritarian role
T/S 27 Promote class civility
T/S 28 Create a physical or online course environment that supports community
T/S 29 Reduce anonymity: Learn students' names and help students learn each others names
T/S 30 Use icebreakers to warm up the class
T/S 31 Use technology to extend or reinforce community
T/S 32 Be consciously inclusive
T/S 33 Subdivide large classes into smaller groupings
T/S 34 Involve all students in discussion
T/S 35 Use group work effectively
T/S 36 Revisit icebreaker kinds of activities later in the term
T/S 37 Celebrate community
Tips and Strategies for Ensuring Students Are Appropriately Challenged
T/S 38 Assess students' starting points
T/S 39 Monitor class pacing
T/S 40 Help students learn to self-assess
T/S 41 Differentiate course elements to meet individual student needs
T/S 42 Use scaffolding to provide assistance for complex learning
Tips and Strategies for Teaching for Holistic Learning
T/S 43 Pick up the pace to hold attention
T/S 44 Offer options for non-linear learning
T/S 45 Use principles of universal design
T/S 46 Incorporate games
T/S 47 Teach so that students use multiple processing modes
T/S 48 Incorporate multiple domains when identifying learning goals
T/S 49 Include learning activities that involve physical movement
T/S 50 Consider creating a graphic syllabus
Student Engagement Techniques (SETs)
Category I. Techniques to Engage Students in Learning Course-Related Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge, Skills, Recall, and Understanding
SET 1 Background Knowledge Probe
SET 2 Artifacts
SET 3 Focused Reading Notes
SET 4 Quotes
SET 5 Stations
SET 6 Team Jeopardy
SET 7 Seminar
Analysis and Critical Thinking
SET 8 Classify
SET 9 Frames
SET 10 Believing and Doubting
SET 11 Academic Controversy
SET 12 Split-Room Debate
SET 13 Analytic Teams
SET 14 Book Club
SET 15 Small Group Tutorials
Synthesis and Creative Thinking
SET 16 Team Concept Maps
SET 17 Variations
SET 18 Letters
SET 19 Role Play
SET 20 Poster Sessions
SET 21 Class Book
SET 22 WebQuests
Problem Solving
SET 23 What's the Problem?
SET 24 Think Again
SET 25 Think-Aloud-Pair-Problem Solving (TAPPS)
SET 26 Proclamations
SET 27 Send-a-Problem
SET 28 Case Studies
Application and Performance
SET 29 Contemporary Issues Journals
SET 30 Hearing the Subject
SET 31 Directed Paraphrase
SET 32 Insights-Resources-Application (IRAs)
SET 33 Jigsaw
SET 34 Field Trips
Category II. Techniques for Developing Learner Attitudes, Values, and Self-Awareness
Attitudes and Values
SET 35 Autobiographical Reflections
SET 36 Dyadic Interviews
SET 37 Circular Response
SET 38 Ethical Dilemmas
SET 39 Connected Communities
SET 40 Stand Where You Stand
Self-Awareness as Learners
SET 41 Learning Logs
SET 42 Critical Incident Questionnaire (CIQ)
SET 43 Go for the Goal
SET 4 Post-test Analysis
Learning and Study Skills
SET 4 In-class Portfolio
SET 46 Resource Scavenger Hunt
SET 47 Formative Quiz
SET 48 Crib Cards
SET 49 Student-Generated Rubrics
SET 50 Triad Listening
Key to Courses and Professors in SET Examples
NSSE/SET Crosswalk Tables
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