Engaged pedagogies is a term coined by Russ Edgerton (2001) and incorporates proven student-centered approaches to teaching and learning with the objective of “producing student learning” through pedagogies of engagement like service learning, cooperative learning, problem-based learning and more that support engagement.
According to Smith (2006), “Cooperative Learning is instruction that involves people working in teams to accomplish a common goal, under conditions that involve both positive interdependence (all members must cooperate to complete the task) and individual and group accountability (each member is accountable for the complete final outcome).
Key concepts of cooperative learning include positive interdependence, individual and group accountability, face-to-face promotive interaction, teamwork skills, and group processing.”
Another “pedagogy of engagement”, problem-based learning (PBL) was first used in medicine (Barrows and Tamblyn, 1980); however, its usage has now extended beyond that. Characterized by engaging learners with real world problems, PBL is a learner-centred pedagogy that allows learners to determine and use a number of skills to identify and solve problems.
Barrows, H.S. and Tamblyn R.M. (1980). Problem-based learning: An approach to medical education. Springer Publishing Company New York. Retrieved April 8, 2018, from https://app.nova.edu/toolbox/edd8124fall11/1980-BarrowsTamblyn-PBL.pdf
Kuh, G. D. (2008). High-impact educational practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities. Retrieved April 2, 2018, from http://provost.tufts.edu/celt/files/High-Impact-Ed-Practices1.pdf
Ensuring Quality & Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale by George D. Kuh and Ken O’Donnell, with Case Studies by Sally Reed. (Washington, DC: AAC&U, 2013). For information and more resources and research from LEAP, see www.aacu.org/leap
Edgerton, R. (2001). Education white paper. Retrieved June 25, 2019 from https://nsee.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/KnowledgeCenter/BuildingExpEduc/BooksReports/12.%20education%20white%20paper.pdf
High-impact practices (2018). National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Retrieved April 2, 2018, from http://nsse.indiana.edu/html/high_impact_practics.cfm
Smith, K.A. Engaging students through active and cooperative learning. Faculty workshop. College of Engineering, Utah State University. Retrieved April 8, 2018 from http://personal.cege.umn.edu/~smith/docs/