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Student Engagement: Definition & Theory

Instructor: Mary Firestone
Find out what student engagement is, and its importance for learning. Learn about student engagement theory. Read the lesson then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Definition

Student engagement is something that teachers strive for in their classrooms, but it's a term that isn't always easy to define. Generally, student engagement is when students are interested in the task at hand even when the work is challenging. They persevere despite the obstacles and take pride in the completed work, according to Adam Fletcher.

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