1. Vision of Engaged Learning
Responsible for Learning. Students
take charge of their own learning and are self-regulated. They define learning
goals and problems that are meaningful to them; understand how specific
activities relate to those goals; and, using standards of excellence, evaluate
how well they have achieved the goals. Successful, engaged learners also
have explicit measures and criteria for assessing their work as well as
benchmark activities, products, or events for checking their progress toward
achieving their goals.
Energized by Learning. Engaged learners
find excitement and pleasure in learning. They possess a lifelong passion
for solving problems and understanding ideas or concepts. To such students,
learning is intrinsically motivating.
Strategic. Engaged learners continually
develop and refine learning and problem-solving strategies. This capacity
for learning how to learn includes constructing effective mental models
of knowledge and resources, even though the models may be based on complex
and changing information. Engaged learners can apply and transfer knowledge
in order to solve problems creatively and they can make connections at
Collaborative. Engaged learners understand
that learning is social. They are able to see themselves and ideas as others
see them, can articulate their ideas to others, have empathy for others,
and are fair-minded in dealing with contradictory or conflicting views.
They have the ability to identify the strengths and intelligences of themselves