|Published online: May 21, 2014||$US5.00|
There must be discussion and agreement on the meaning of engaged learning in specific educational contexts for institutions implementing these practices because the potential meaning is vast. It is only in this way those directly involved in implementing, assessing and applying engaged learning can ensure they are targeting the same goals and objectives. For some, it refers to local community engagement in education, for others it is more global in scale. It can have to do with local collaboration, local community-university engagement, global viewpoints and equity in education, transformative learning, sparking the desire to learn, vigor and energy, active or applied learning, application and integration of knowledge, creation of knowledge, or involvement and ownership in decision making. This conceptual paper provides an analysis of literature on the definitions of engagement in learning to examine the similarities and differences in meaning with the intent to expand and enhance the concept of engaged learning and its employment in practice in educational contexts.
|Keywords:||Engagement, Engaged Learning|
The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, Volume 20, Issue 2, May 2014, pp.13-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 21, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 623.248KB)).
Instructor, Technology Management, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA
Assistant Professor, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA