redefining student engagement
In November 2007, the Centre for Urban Schooling hosted a two-day symposium on student engagement. Entitled Redefining Student Engagement, the symposium brought together local and international academics, educators, practitioners, policy makers - as well as youth, themselves - to discuss critical questions concerning student engagement.
Click on the links below for highlights from the Symposium.
Models of Student Engagement
Other Expressions of Student Engagement
Student Engagment Resources
Towards a Multidimensional framework for student engagement
Towards a Multidimensional Framework... is the final report from Redefining Student Engagment. After the Symposium, a team of researchers and practitioners from the Centre for Urban Schooling worked with the notes and videos gathered from each panel session, in an attempt to generate a multidimensional framework for student engagement. The purpose of this framework was two-fold: 1) to continue the conversation – among multiple stakeholders and contexts – about the different forms, purposes, hindrances, and supports of student engagement; and 2) to provide school staff with a guideline for creating and maintaining the conditions in which students can be successfully engaged in their learning – both through formal schooling, and beyond.
In the final report, this multidimensional framework is represented through a conceptual model of student engagement. The model was designed with school practitioners, administrators, students and youth in mind: we hope that it is both a useful guide for, and representation of, student engagement. To download the report, click here.