Education

Fixing Engagement Levels in Classrooms

Posted on: Mon 24 Jul 2017

“There’s a lot of pressure on schools to get students to perform very well in the national tests…and with those external pressures, teachers are then under pressure to teach the curriculum and in that process, teachers have lost the freedom to develop really engaging curriculum.”

A recent study by the State Education Department has shown that 46% of year 8 and year 9 students in South Australia are poorly engaged in the classroom.

Associate Professor of Education from the University of South Australia, Dr Anna Sullivan joined Jennie Lenman to discuss why this might be and how we can improve upon this.

Produced by Milly Schultz-Boylen

Image sourced from Flickr

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