“Student Engagement” and its Relationship to Effective Teaching & Learning: What Is It, Why Does It Matter, and How What Does It Mean for Our Work?

Session Time and Location

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:00am
Room: Room:
Oakwood B
Session Track
Session Format



What is “student engagement”—a term particularly popular these days in higher education—and why is it so important to student learning and to your work as an educational developer? 

This interactive, evidence-informed workshop will ask participants to reflect upon the characteristics of effective teaching that lead to significant student learning, particularly in relationship to current theories about student learning (e.g., the role of emotions in learning), equitable education, and “high-impact” experiences.  We will discuss the most recent research on effective teaching, and discuss what an engaged student looks like in a variety of international contexts.