Units such as counselling skills, clinical psychology or social work, are able to engage students due to the clear, practical implications for future careers. In contrast, it is often difficult to engage students in theoretically driven or statistically based units. Increased student engagement and active learning can be promoted when more opportunities for participation and discussion are provided.
In this recording, Nicholas Harris shares strategies for better engaging students, whether they are studying online or on campus, or studying theoretical units. Strategies include weekly reflection quizzes, increased interactive activities during tutorials and lectures, and incorporating online consultation times. These strategies serve to increase opportunities for students to ask questions and have hands-on practice with the learning materials.
Explore the slides below:
To learn more about improving student engagement through active participation, contact Nicholas Harris Nicholas.Harris@acap.edu.au.