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Student Engagement Techniques

50 techniques for engaging students in classroom learning
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Elizabeth F. Barkley

  • ISBN: 978-0-470-54978-0
  • October 2009
  • Jossey-Bass
  • 416 Pages

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Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country, yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques for promoting engagement in today’s varied classroom contexts.

  • Each of the 50 techniques is presented in a ready-to-use format that shows how to apply each of the book’s techniques in both onsite and online classrooms.
  • Techniques include purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources.
  • An additional 50 tips and strategies offer research-based suggestions for how to foster motivation, promote active learning, create a sense of classroom community, ensure students are appropriately challenged, and promote holistic learning.
  • The book also includes a solid discussion of the research on learning that supports the concept of engagement and real-life examples of these approaches to teaching in action.” (James Rhem, executive editor, The National Teaching & Learning Forum)
  • Crosswalk tables are provided that offer a mechanism for correlating survey questions on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to specific techniques as well as tips and strategies.

Student Engagement Techniques is a powerful resource to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students and promote persistent, high-quality student participation.