Active Engagement

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About. A study guide offering practical strategies that can be used to engage pupils in learning. This 28 page DfES document (2004) draws on research that shows how pupils improve when 'actively engaged' in their learning. The guide helps define the difference between being busy on the surface and being actively engaged. It considers numerous teaching techniques, ranging from activities on text to drama. Collectively they aim to build one's repertoire of approaches to teaching.

Pedagogical content. This resource is a longer DfES document on active engagement/active learning(ta) from which some other shorter, more focused, resources are drawn including Using Drama Activities and Using Thinking Skills. (edit)

Resource details
Title Active Engagement
Topic Group work
Teaching approach
Learning Objectives

To build your teaching repertoire of strategies to create active engagement in the classroom.

Format / structure

Document .doc

Age of students / grade

Related ORBIT Wiki Resources

See other DfE(i) resources some of which have been drawn from this major resource.

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