If you've ever walked into a classroom and found students more engrossed in texting or daydreaming than the lecture, you're not alone. Every educator encounters that one student whose attention wanders everywhere but the classroom. So, what truly engages students? This question reverberates throughout the education realm because, let's face it, the more students connect with their university, the better.
Student engagement is a multifaceted concept encompassing attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion students invest in their learning journey and overall university participation. It empowers students to hone their skills, craft a successful career, and acquire the knowledge necessary for personal growth. It nurtures a sense of responsibility and holistic personality development.
Successful student engagement thrives on a collaborative blend of behavioral, emotional, and cognitive participation.
Building a vibrant virtual community enables students to connect, initiate activities, and actively engage in extracurricular pursuits. These engagements foster professional and interpersonal skills that transcend traditional lectures, preparing students for the professional world.
In the words of Dave Burgess,
"Provide an uncommon experience for your students, and they will reward you with an uncommon effort and attitude."