The Ohio State University at Newark

Warner to Discuss the Nature of Student Engagement

NEWARK, OH, September 21, 2017 — In education, student engagement refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism and passion that students show when they are learning or being taught and extends to the level of motivation they have to learn and progress. But what exactly does student engagement look like while students are in a classroom setting? The Ohio State University at Newark Associate Professor of Education Christine D. Warner will discuss the nature of student engagement during an upcoming Faculty Talks Outside the Box lecture.

Warner’s lecture will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in the Norman R. and Althea E. Sleight Community Room located in the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055.

“Often students are observed by the instructor to be engaged when their hands are raised and they are physically and/or verbally participating in the class discussion,” said Warner. “This is not always evidence of authentic engagement.”

In this interactive lecture, Dr. Warner will share her research on engagement “stances” that early college students position themselves in while becoming engaged or not engaged. The research will demonstrate that although the concept of student engagement seems straight forward, engagement stances can adopt fairly complex and fluid forms in practice.

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