Unit 1 Learner Engagement

Read & View

  • Read Chapters 1 & 2 of Eight Myths of Student Disengagement
    • Myth 1: It's easy to tell who is engaged: what is engagement and how can I assess it in my classroom
    • Myth 2: Some learners just don't care: How disengagement is more than just a lack of learner motivation



  1. Your assigned book Eight Myths of Student Disengagement has several "Stop and Reflect" sections to each chapter (see Activity 1 above).  Choose one group of Stop and Reflect questions from chapters 1 or 2 and write 3-4 paragraphs of reflection. Your reflection should include the actual reflection topics/questions and reference some of your learning from the book on that topic. Email your synopsis to your class instructor with the subject Engage Unit 1 Assignment 1. Be sure to include your name.
  2.  Your assigned book Eight Myths of Student Disengagement lists several examples of self-report engagement tools or observation tools (table 1.3 to 1.8). Create/modify your own version of an engagement measurement tool appropriate for your grade/content area (noting the comments in Activity 0). Enclose your engagement tool with 1-2 paragraphs explaining why you chose the items on the tool and email it to your class instructor.  Label it Engage Unit 1 Assignment 2 and be sure to include your name.


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