By engaged learning, we mean that all student activities involve active cognitive processes such as:
- occur in a group context (i.e., collaborative teams)
- are project-based
- have an outside (authentic) focus
In all of my learning so far I have had great success in this model of learning and feel it has by far the most potential to achieve success with the students but also from a teachers perspective would find it useful in assessing the student in a number of areas at the same time. Making the task future oriented ensures the students are focused on what they are doing, gives them a sense of realness and pride in what they are doing.
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