Rationale Of The Research
It is important to have certain relevance to the research. Hence, present study will focus upon structure of learning stations impacting student engagement in the classroom. A graduate teacher must be aware of learning experiences and teaching practices that can ultimately help in fulfilling the requirements of students with specific needs. The research will also be helpful in understanding quality teaching model for better output so that quality environment in classroom can be promoted (Shernoff and et.al., 2014). Moreover, it also has focus upon uniform teaching strategies adopted by the teachers so that classroom can be managed in a well-defined manner. The literature on learning stations will help in adoption of differentiating strategies of teaching that can bring overall impact on student eng
Another aspect that is related to the present investigation is adoption of fun stations in such a manner that all the concepts are taught through model education and engagement activities. It helps in ensuring their engagement at a high scale and it also helps in developing their level of interest to a great amount. It assists in bringing adequate amount of change in their thinking pattern in such a manner that appropriate learning behaviour can be promoted in the classroom.
Introduction To Learning Stations
According to Junco, (2012) Learning stations can be defined as the segregation being made in the classroom where the students are able to learn various academic concepts through fun activities. It helps in having higher retention in memory. The tasks are structured in such a manner that it helps in development of specific competencies among students. However, in contrast to this, as per the views of Denny, (2013) certain ways in which learning stations can be structured are skills level, multiple intelligence, effective learning style and developing area of interest for the students through it. Hence, various schools and grade teachers are influenced to use fun activities to increase and build learning power of the individual in such a manner that students will be able to enhance their knowledge base with adequate intelligence in it.
As per the views of Juno, (2012) engagement of students in classroom through learning stations can help in giving them adequate facilities that can ultimately help in framing better future. In such case it is important to ensure that each and every child in engaged in activity. Moreover, analysing their performance time to time can also help in giving effective future rewards.
Student Engagement And Its Importance
As per the views of Shernoff and et.al., (2014) in the recent era, students are more concerned for their studies and thus, they pay more attention on learning rather than going through motions. They pay more attention on their lessons and classroom activities which help them in gaining more knowledge. Guo, Kim and Rubin, (2014) argued that student engagement is considered as interest and curiosity of the learners. They show their interest in the subject matter that supports in their progress. This concept believes that development of the students can be held if people are concentrating on their studies. If they feel bored in classroom then it may impact on their engagement which will affect their learning to a great extent. The extent to which learners are engaged in classroom activities is beneficial for their future. Most of the students put quality efforts and feel devoted towards their educational activities. This aids in getting their desired results to a great extent.
As per the view of Junco, (2012) implementing daily classroom checklist with the promise for future reward helps the student in getting positive environment where all people can perform well. This positive environment brings positive energy in the learners and they pay more attention on their studies. This is beneficial for the growth of individual. Promising future reward build confidence of the students that helps the individual in taking actively participation in the classroom activities.
According to Gilboy, Heinerichs and Pazzaglia, (2015) teachers are required to create such atmosphere in which learners feel encouraged and they would like to learn from their teachers. This is the way which enhances their engagement in the classroom. If teachers empower students and make them available all the required resources then it will enhance interaction with them and lecturers will be able to analyse skills of students well. This will help in providing them effective knowledge that can increase their intelligence and make them able to grow well in their future (Student engagement literature review, 2010).
The Multiple Intelligence
As per the views of Shernoff and et.al., (2014) multiple intelligence can be defined as a cognitive strength of an individual. Each person has variety of skills that help the person in getting positive results. If individuals utilize these strengths in an effective manner then it supports the person in gaining success in their future. Teachers are required to adopt innovative ideas so that they can provide quality knowledge to learners. This can enhance interest of learners and they will be more connected.
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