Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning A Guide for Faculty and Staff
This book emerges from the author’s ongoing work as director of Elon University’s Center for Engaged Learning, where for the past decade, more than 200 scholars from over 120 post-secondary institutions across more than a dozen countries have participated in multi-institutional scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). This book focuses on six key practices:· Acknowledging and building on students’ prior knowledge and experiences · Facilitating relationships · Offering feedback · Framing connections to broader contexts · Fostering reflection and metacognition · Promoting integration and transfer of knowledge and skills.Following the introduction, the author devotes individual chapters to each of the six practices, and the concluding chapter focuses on implementing the six practices as an integrated approach.
A Series on Engaged Learning and Teaching Book. Visit the books’ companion website, hosted by the Center for Engaged Learning, for book resources.
“Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning is the right book for individuals and institutions seeking to introduce or advance institutional engaged learning. It builds on the literature on high-impact practices to offer readers a mix of research and practical strategies to enhance and deepen student learning. The book identifies six key practices to foster engaged learning, and they are applicable to a range of engaged learning activities inside and outside the classroom. It is a strong guide for making engaged learning high impact.”
Dawn Michele Whitehead, Vice President of the Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community and Careers at the American Associations of Colleges & Universities
“This book is ideal for anyone who wants to ensure that learning is the best it can be for all learners and to help prepare students to be active participants in their own learning for life. Jessie Moore provides clear and cogent tips for individual faculty and staff and program and institution leaders so you can advance this work on your own campuses.”
Brooke Barnett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University
“This expertly crafted, succinct guide is full of big insights and useful examples for educators and institutional leaders alike. Moore makes a clear and nuanced case for each of the key practices—not only that research supports its importance, but also that large-scale surveys indicate it is too infrequently or inequitably used—resulting in a compelling call to action. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in improving learning in and beyond the higher education classroom.”
Cassandra Volpe Horii, Associate Vice Provost for Education and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University
“This book had me at ‘engaged learning’! Drawing on a vast body of research and featuring ample practical examples, Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Staff provides a comprehensive and indispensable primer for all educators interested in enriching their capacity to transform any educational encounter into a meaningful learning experience for college students. By focusing on six cross-cutting practices available in college classrooms, employment, and leadership in student organizations, this book offers an institution-wide approach for improving undergraduate education.”
Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research