Course Learning Objective: Engagement – 20%
Engaged learners are physically, mentally, and behaviorally present in class. They are willing to try new things and accept that mistakes create important opportunities for learning. They embrace what Carol Dweck calls a “growth mindset” that helps keep them open to learning from both success and failure. A student engaged in these practices is moving in the direction of mastery.
Some markers of strong engagement include:
- Attending class, focusing on class tasks, and participating actively in small group and class discussion
- Completing assigned activities, even when they might be difficult or time consuming
- Trying different approaches to reading, writing, and discussion
- Reviewing mistakes to explore ways to improve and grow