What is it?

  • Authentic engagement” is when students are intellectually and emotionally immersed in the learning process.
  • It is fostered when teachers design learning experiences that embrace academic challenge and value hard work
  • The Authentic Engagement driver in Powerful Learning explores how to create a culture of learning, how to create a safe caring environment and how to set up the physical learning space.
  • It incorporates a thinking disposition or learning mindset, which is central to creating an engaging learning experience.
  • It requires a culture of high expectations combined with challenging tasks, where students are provided with the supports to ensure success.
  • Authentic Engagement is built on relationships, trust and a sense of belonging.