The REaL factor : how relevance and learning combine to create student engagement in the classroom
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This dissertation investigates the effect of teacher behaviors on student engagement in the classroom, and the relationship between student engagement and learning, with specific attention given to transformational learning. In this study, I define engagement as students being mentally attentive and interested in what is happening in the classroom - socially engaged with the Professor and other students, and enjoying the experience of learning. Data collection for this study was conducted at a large, Research I, land-grant university in the mountain west and involved interviews with eight ...