Report Three: Trends in Intellectual Engagement

Are students just ‘doing’ school or are they engaged with their studies? How does a student’s level of engagement influence learning, achievement, and teaching? Since 2007, the Canadian Education Association’s (CEA) initiative on student engagement, entitled What did you do in school today?, has shed light on such questions through survey results from over 60,000 students. The latest series of What did you do in school today? reports focus on student engagement, academic outcomes, instructional challenge, and intellectual engagement.

Report Three: Trends in Intellectual Engagement

Report Three: Trends in Intellectual Engagement

Report Three: Trends in Intellectual Engagement

A case study illustrates how collaboration among teachers and with students raised levels of intellectual engagement. In light of these findings, the authors call for greater knowledge exchange on what has and hasn’t worked – along with greater transparency in school and classroom practices.

Intellectual Engagement - Colgate University

A case study illustrates how collaboration among teachers and with students raised levels of intellectual engagement. In light of these findings, the authors call for greater knowledge exchange on what has and hasn’t worked – along with greater transparency in school and classroom practices.

Knowledge building and intellectual engagement in participatory learning environments
Elon University strives to prepare our graduates to tackle challenges faced by their local and global communities. Working collaboratively with others to find solutions to complex problems requires the application of a deeply interconnected knowledge base acquired through the integration of learning across a broad spectrum of contexts. Renowned for engaged learning, Elon is now poised to build upon this success by exploring and promoting intellectual engagement on our campus. Through three related initiatives, faculty, staff and students will explore intellectual engagement in the classroom and in experiential and co-curricular contexts. The findings will be used to stimulate curricular and pedagogical innovations in support of deep and integrative learning, so that our students will be prepared to apply their knowledge and skills as leaders of the twenty-first century. In the second initiative, teams of students, faculty and/or staff will be invited to apply for Intellectual Engagement Grants to support inquiry projects focused on a) deep learning within the disciplines; b) deep learning within co-curricular programs, e.g., Study Abroad, SGA, or Multicultural Center; or c) integrative learning across the curriculum. These projects may be one, two, three, or even four years in length. Inquiry teams working in related areas or using similar methodologies will meet regularly and develop common rubrics for the assessment of deep and integrative learning. In the first initiative, students, faculty and staff will be invited to participate in Intellectual Engagement Seminars, courses developed around deep and integrative learning. The two-hour courses will be credit-bearing for students, and count toward normal work load or be accompanied by a stipend for faculty and staff. These courses will be offered throughout the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years. This project will have a fittingly deep and broad influence on student learning: those students who participate directly in any of the three initiatives will deepen their understanding of learning, both generally and in disciplinary and co-curricular contexts. They will gain insight into the need to intentionally integrate knowledge, skills and ways of knowing acquired from multiple sources and experience. Students’ intellectual engagement will increase as they take greater responsibility for their own learning and that of their peers. The exploration of deep and integrative learning on our campus will stimulate the development of innovative curricular and pedagogical strategies which will have a long lasting impact on student learning for years to come.
What makes a great inquiry project or learning task that leads to intellectual engagement?

Teaching For Intellectual Engagement

Are students just “doing school” or are they engaged with their studies? How does a student’s level of engagement influence learning, achievement, and teaching? The latest series of What did you do in school today? reports focus on academic outcomes, instructional challenge, and intellectual engagement. The reports reveal there is a suprisingly poor relationship between intellectual engagement and students’ grades. Almost half of all students report being engaged in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, but this varies between middle and secondary schools. Some districts have reported gains in intellectual engagement since 2007, but such improvements have not occurred uniformly across all schools and grades.

Three Strategies for Promoting Intellectual Engagement in Advanced Undergraduate Seminars

Top 14 Intellectual Engagement Officer profiles | LinkedIn

The Popular Front transformed Romain Rolland's intellectual engagement. His fellow traveling became less nuanced, more prone to gross dichotomies in its basic opposition of fascism and antifascism. He still considered himself a spokesman for the oppressed but now focused on the victims of fascism. Fascism must be smashed before the struggles of the working class, the unemployed, the colonized, and the culturally deprived could be resumed. He welcomed the thrust toward a democratization of culture and politics in France, which meant increased participation by social classes who had historically been excluded. He vastly preferred Popular Front-style

The latest series of reports focus on academic outcomes, instructional challenge, and intellectual engagement.

Intellectual Engagement — Faculty of History

, Associate Professor of Education, University of Calgary, investigates intellectual engagement across a variety of contemporary learning contexts and environments, using longitudinal, design-based research methodologies.