What is

Student Engagement

Student engagement is the extent to which students show attention, curiosity, optimism and interest in the material that they are being taught. It may refer to students’ cognitive investment in their learning, including participating and committing to their studies. In general, students’ learning improves when engagement levels are high.

Student engagement refers to students’ willingness to participate in and be successful in their learning process. Student engagement is made up of emotional, behavioural and cognitive engagement. The first shows students’ feelings about their instructor, classroom and sense of belonging. The second shows how attentive and invested students are in their classes. The final type of engagement shows how intrinsically motivated students are in their learning process.

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