Engagement & Relevancy

Engagement & Relevancy(2)

The most effective teachers I have been taught by designed lessons and activities so that we as students would be engaged in the learning process. As Paulo Freire (1993) and Cambourne (1995) suggested, students need to be given an active role in their learning, they can not simply be fed information, they need a chance to figure things out for themselves. Students can be better engaged in learning activities that are centred around topics relevant to them. In this image, the students are exploring oysters, how relevant would it be to teach students about oysters in Alberta vs. the coast of British Columbia where they would likely encounter them more often? As a teacher it will be important to consider how topics can be made relevant to the particular students of a class.

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