Tagged: Engagement

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Learning from linguistics and video games- get the students ‘playing the game’, not ‘reading the manual’

Watch this video featuring Prof James Paul Gee: The points James make in this video are particularly important at present with the increased emphasis being given to problem-solving on the maths GCSE. His insight that giving two students the same resource and it being concrete for one and abstract for another resulting from the differing prior life experiences (or lack...

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The E factor, dynamic pitching and instant feedback

Engagement of students in their learning. The E factor. You know it when you see it; you know it when you hear it. Sustained cognitive effort by students who are working at the edge of their abilities. The engagement we want to see as teachers isn’t about keeping students amused, it’s about keeping them thinking for extended periods of time....