Engaged Pedagogy

Engaged pedagogy begins with the assumption that interactive relationship between teacher and students and mutual participation would substantially improve the learning process. Teachers need to discover what the students know, and what they need to know, and this is possible only through interactions. Hence, although it takes time to get to know all students (specially in large classes) and to have an interactive relationship with them, but it is totally worth it.

Both teaching and learning are collaborative processes between the teacher and the students. Every student has a valuable contribution to make to the learning process, and it is the teacher’s responsibility to create an atmosphere in class that everyone feels comfortable to participate.

(hooks, engaged pedagogy)

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Graduate Research Assistant at Virginia Tech

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3 Responses to Engaged Pedagogy

  1. Excellent post Saloumeh. Exactly stated, educators need to find out what the student knows so they can understand what the student needs to learn and how to best approach this. Collaboration and interaction are the key and you hit that nail right on the head. Every educator, current and future, should take a lesson from your post and include interaction immediately.

    Ernesto Acosta says:

    I will add to your comments about “collaborative processes between the teacher and the students.” It is useful to consider the importance of collaboration between professors and staff. I found an article about this topic. According to it, “Faculty members have been assigned responsibility solely for intellectual development, and staff members have been assigned responsibility for social, personal, emotional and even perhaps ethical development — in other words, everything else” (Ebenbach, 2017). Collaboration between professors and faculty supports the well-being of students. “People themselves are not divisible; students bring their full selves with them wherever they go on a campus. Their academic work therefore informs their personhood and vice versa. If we want to take this multidimensionality into account in our classrooms, both faculty and staff members have the ability to contribute to the conversation — an expanded and integrated conversation that encompasses student well-being” (Ebenbach, 2017).
    Ebenbach, D. (2017, December 14). Crossing The Divide. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/12/14/collaborations-between-faculty-and-staff-improve-student-well-being-opinion

  2. How do you think schools should require collaboration and engaged pedagogy into classrooms?

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