Amy Laird


St. Maurice's High

  • Contextualised Learning

How will learner engagement be affected if I link learning to real life?


Developing the young workforce is always at the forefront within Curriculum for Excellence, to ensure that all pupils have the numeracy, literacy and health and wellbeing skills for the world of work (SQA, n.d.). In order for pupils to fully develop their skills for leaving school, pupils need to be able to recognise why they are studying particular topics and where they will be used out with the classroom (Har, 2013). Pupils’ prefer to learn about what is relevant to them and so by relating their work to real life should therefore increase the chance of a pupil remembering what they have been taught (e- Teaching, 2016). This enquiry is looking at how learners’ engagement can be affected if their learning is linked more to real life.


  • To analyse the impact on pupils’ engagement when learning is linked to real life examples.
  • To observe any changes in pupils’ motivation during enquiry period.
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