Learning Engagement

Definition: Learning engagement is the ability to motivationally and behaviorally engage in an effective learning process.

Students take responsibility for choices, utilizing feedback, assessing personal behavior and analyzing appropriate responses to engage with learning opportunities and take action for improvement autonomously.

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  • In what ways do I figure out how I learn and use that information to improve my learning or performance in this topic?
  • How have I grown in my learning over time? How do I continue to grow? Do I set goals to learn more about this topic? What are my goals?
  • How do I use feedback from others to improve my knowledge or performance?
  • What are different approaches or viewpoints in this area? Am I open to different approaches and viewpoints?
  • How do I use different perspectives to improve my own understanding of the topic?
  • In what ways have I become more creative in or more informed about my work?

  • educational, professional and/or personal goals, plans
  • feedback
  • websites, blogs
  • learning resources
  • communities of learning, social networking
  • employee performance plans and reviews
  • badges
  • ePortfolios
  • philosophy statements

  • identifies and evaluates gaps in own knowledge, skills and abilities and engages strategies for improvement
  • develops learning goals and strives to meet those goals
  • utilizes feedback into learning goals and strategies for further learning and improvement
  • completes tasks and learning objectives independently
  • actively participates in and accepts accountability and responsibility for own learning and work.

  • can identify and evaluate limitations in own knowledge, skills and abilities and how those limitations may influence one’s perspectives, analyses and interpretations
  • actively participates in and accepts accountability and responsibility for own learning and work with the goal of continuous improvement
  • utilizes feedback to build effective strategies for improvement
  • monitors and appropriately adjusts own behaviors and learning needs while engaging novel situations and/or interactions with others
  • builds on learning goals to engage in continuous and lifelong learning.