Journal article

Disrupting to Driving: exploring upper primary teachers' perspectives on student engagement

Amy Berry

TEACHERS AND TEACHING | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

While student engagement has been the subject of increasing attention in the field of education, attempts to translate research findings into practice have been hindered by a lack of clarity and consensus around the concept. It is generally agreed that teachers have an important role to play in promoting the engagement of students in classroom learning, however, little is know about how teachers think about student engagement or their experiences of engaging students in the classroom. In this study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 upper-primary teachers to explore their perspectives on student engagement in learning. The data showed teachers described six qualitatively diff..

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Grants

Awarded by Science of Learning Research Centre, a Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the The Science of Learning Research Centre, a Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council [Project Number SR120300015].