Although much scholarship has been produced on the importance of engagement in higher education, few works on the topic focus on defining engagement. This paper explores definitions gathered from faculty and students at two universities and also identifies and summarizes several extant definitions in the scholarly literature. Teachers are encouraged to consider their own definitions of and expectations for student engagement. Accurately detecting genuine engagement can be challenging. The author proposes six strategies for promoting engagement.
Active learning, College students, Learning environments, Participation, Student engagement
Garrett, C. (2011). Defining, detecting and promoting student engagement in college learning environments. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 5, 1-12.
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|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|In Publication||Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal|
|Type of Research||Qualitative|
|Intervention/Areas of Study||Engagement|
|Level of Analysis|
|Specific Populations Examined||Undergraduates|
|Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest||Other|
|Specific Course or Program Characteristics|
|Outcome Variables of Interest|
|Student Sample Size||0-99|