Category Archives: Engagement

The Relationship Between Curiosity, Engagement, and Student Development

This paper examines relationships among curiosity, engagement, and student development across five domains—(1) cognitive complexity, (2) knowledge acquisition, construction, integration, and application, (3) humanitarianism and civic engagement, (4) intrapersonal and interpersonal development, and (5) practical competence. Although extant research examines … Continue reading

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The Social Poetics of Relationally Engaged Research

… it is the poet who plays with language, with interpretation, with imagery. It is in juxtaposition to this portrait of the poet, the poem, the poetic that I embrace the move toward a social poetic. Here we move rapidly … Continue reading

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The Dialogically Extended Mind: Language as Skilful Intersubjective Engagement

A growing conceptual and empirical literature is advancing the idea that language extends our cognitive skills. One of the most influential positions holds that language – qua material symbols – facilitates individual thought processes by virtue of its material properties. … Continue reading

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Measuring Student Engagement – A description of instruments

Researchers, educators, and policymakers are focusing more on student engagement as the key to addressing low achievement, student boredom and alienation, and high dropout rates. As schools and districts seek to increase engagement, it is important for them to understand … Continue reading

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PACE – Project on Ancient Cultural Engagement

A perennial set of problems in human society concerns group understanding (in ethnic, racial, religious, familial, and voluntary-association terms), cultural identity, and issues of interaction. How do we understand ourselves in relationship to the various groups in which we have … Continue reading

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An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement

Read This report presents an Open Government Implementation Model (OGIM) for guiding government agencies towards open government. Our model defines four implementation stages and describes the focuses, deliverables, benefits, challenges, best practices, and metrics for each stage. A key tenet … Continue reading

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Identity, Communities and Citizenship

This Report addresses three overlapping and interlocking domains; identity, community and citizenship. The Challenge will also explore the intersection of identity and community, and identity and citizenship, and the ways in which changing technologies are likely to impact all. Common … Continue reading

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Communities and Citizenship – paths for engagement

Read This paper deals with current issues in the constitution and maintenance of communities and the effect on notions of citizenship and public engagement. This review looks at a number of studies concerned with the building of communities and the … Continue reading

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Re-imagining the future – Young People’s construction of identities through digital storytelling

This review paper explores a relationship between young people‟s identity construction and digital storytelling in the learning environment, especially those who are disaffected and at risk of being socially excluded. In particular, I will focus on the young people‟s engagement … Continue reading

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