UITL Faculty Mentor presents her research

Institute offers interactive lecture on "The Nature of Student Engagement"

Student engagement refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism and passion students show when they are learning or being taught, which extends to the level of motivation they have to learn and progress in their education. But what exactly what does student engagement look like in a classroom setting? 

Often students are observed by the instructor to be engaged when their hands are up and they are physically and/or verbally participating in the class discussion, appearing to be absorbed in the task at hand. This is not always the case.

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning presents an interactive lecture “The Nature of Student Engagement” featuring Dr. Christine D. Warner, associate professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, as part of its Faculty FIT program. Dr. Warner will share her research on college student engagement “stances” related to how theyposition themselves while becoming engaged or disengaged. The research demonstrates that though the concept of student engagement seems straightforward, engagement stances can take on fairly complex and fluid forms in practice.

The lecture is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Thompson Library, Room 165. All interested in educational excellence at Ohio State are invited. You may register for “The Nature of Student Engagement” here