For the students, by the students
When we think of student engagement in learning activities, it is often convenient to understand engagement with an activity as being represented by good behavior (i.e., behavioral engagement), positive feelings (i.e. Emotional engagement), and, above all, student thinking (i.e., cognitive engagement). This is because students may be behaviorally and/or emotionally invested in a given activity without actually exerting the necessary mental effort to understand and master the knowledge, craft, or skill that the activity promotes.
The activities included in FOR THE STUDENTS BY THE STUDENTS helps to Welcome students’ opinions and ideas into the flow of the activity, using informational, non-controlling language with students, giving students the time they need to understand and absorb an activity by themselves.
The main objectives of the activities are :
- Make it meaningful
- Foster a sense of competence
- Provide autonomy support
- Embrace collaborative learning
- Establish positive teacher-student relationships
- Promote mastery orientations