A student-teacher engagement begins with the teacher’s recognition that the learner is an authentic part of the learning process and ends with the student’s level of interaction with the teacher and other parties. This leads to a positive flow in the interest of a student and his or her active involvement in the creation of knowledge and intellectual process. This engagement requires teachers and students to get involved in programs through active participation and interaction at a class level.
There are a total of three types of student-teacher engagement. They are:
- Behavioral Engagement: It is when students show a very high interaction level by always showing up in class on time, submitting homework as per the deadline and consistently try doing their best, listening to their teacher’s instructions.
- Cognitive Engagement: In this process, students try to learn as much as their capacity allows them to. They tend to ask a lot of provoking and brainstorming questions to the teachers which might not be directly linked to exactly what is being taught in class.
- Emotional Engagement: A student is emotionally engaged when they teach their friends and teachers with a lot of respect. Here students attempt to keep a positive outlook on their educational experience.
In this type of engagement, it is necessary for both students and teachers to be equally participative and involved. No matter if the teaching is done online or offline it is important for teachers to keep the students focused on the learning process for the betterment of their results in academics.