Catalyzing Engagement
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EBL
Engagement Based Learning

A purposefully engaged student will learn.

Learning is all about purposeful engagement

The engaged student is attentive, committed, persistent, and finds meaning and value in the tasks. 

– Phil Schlechty

 

                                                                 Three sequential hallmarks of Engagement: 

 1. Focus: passed the FAIRE test below 

2. Curiosity: I am having fun and want to continue to do so.

3. Vestment: This knowledge will get me what I want.

Engagement does not guarantee learning so much as catalyze the potential.

 

Persist is what the student does. 

Engagement is why they do it.

SUSTAINED ENGAGEMENT MODEL
aka FAIRE test.

A self-assessment and project postmortem tool.

The following are moments of decision related to granting attention. 

                                                                                                                      Click image to enlarge                                                Graphic created by Brian J Arnold using VISIO

                                  NOTE 1:   Awe for presenter or emotional crisis supersedes model

                                  NOTE 2:   Assumes basic needs met; food, shelter, clothing, safety, love etc.

                                  NOTE 3:   If two sources compete for attention, it goes to the one highest on the page

                                                                                                         or the one that is exponentially stronger on the senses.

Alternate EBL SEM Graphic

SAME AS ABOVE

                                  NOTE 1:   Awe for presenter or emotional crisis supersedes model

                                  NOTE 2:   Assumes basic needs met; food, shelter, clothing, safety, love etc.

                                  NOTE 3:   If two sources compete for attention, it goes to the one highest on the page

                                                                                                         or the one that is exponentially stronger on the senses.

 

Much like the Zone of Proximal Development ↑
there is a sweet spot for challenges that keep a person at the optimal level of engagement.