Meghan Coyle

History

Brannock High

  • Digital Learning: Pupil Engagement

To what extent do informal drop-in sessions help to improve student engagement across digital learning?

Rationale

The world of digital learning has many challenges. Student wellbeing and engagement has always been of importance, however even more so due to the current digital era. The question on how to increase the engagement of young people during digital learning has arisen on multiple occasions. It is for this reason that this enquiry will focus on methods to increase engagement during digital learning. According to Hattie (2009), the role of teachers in intervening meaningfully to alter the direction of learning and achieve specific goals is invaluable to the learning of students in their care. The focus of this enquiry revolves around the introduction of a weekly informal drop in session. McLean (2003) states the role of teachers in motivating pupils for their own self-motivation is crucial in increasing engagement across learning. The aim of the introduction of these drop in sessions is to evaluate their impact on both engagement and student wellbeing.

Aims

The aim of this practitioner enquiry is to:

Investigate the impact of weekly informal drop in sessions in improving engagement and motivation during a digital learning period.

Use these findings to inform future practice.

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