Response to student engagement with the university
Engaging work encourages creativity in students and its kindles inquisitiveness. Positive relationships with others are heightened by these engaging activities. Engaging students there means involving students to come up with activities that they love to do and also they will definitely show those activities that they hate doing due to their repetitive nature. This applies to anybody even teachers. Engagement in this aspect exhibits the students’ best characteristics. The students are fascinated with the work, they don’t give up but continuously persist until they overcome the challenges and complications, and they do take noticeable pleasure in completing their tasks (Dupper 44).
The student’s engagement encourages students’ development both socially and academically. Learning of students who are deeply engaged will see the best of the students. In classrooms, the students are engaged through discussions, its academic but it also promotes socialization. In this aspect of class room discussion, students will definitely give their best side of information and even try to crack jokes. Being funny is part of learning and it’s through the sense of engagement that this aspect of learners is heavily portrayed. The students would love to see their teachers involve them in discussion forums not just giving the students instructions and talking to them without giving them a chance to talk (Dupper 45). Communication is a two way aspect and when both the teacher and learner are involved, it’s easy for the students to feel relaxed hence deliver more than they used to be before. The student love being left to make decision on their own, discussing among themselves so that they get engaged in coming up with adequate information that beneficial to students and school administration. It’s through the faculties that students can be involved in their activities.
The students would like change of attitude from the teachers and departments. Commitment from the department is a key measure that students would see goodwill in the teaching fraternity to their well-being. Students can attain the maximum academic and social potential only when they feel secure, healthy, and joyful. A joyful heart definitely means delivering at its best level. The school culture needs to be positive that engages and encourages the students in their activities. There is a direct connection or relationship between the students’ wellbeing and learning. If their wellbeing is not provided, then the students learning will be heavily affected. Rise in insecurity among the students affect their ability to concentrate on their work. The positive change culture in school will inspire the students’ right from the day they join school until they complete their learning in the school. Each teacher need to be aware that they are at the center of impacting the students positively or negatively in their actions. Teachers are core in the development of the students’ social, academic and even spiritual aspects in their lives. It’s important, therefore, to note that teachers have a big role to play in supporting, guiding and determining the success of the students (Rose and Shevlin 51).
The school administration should encourage students’ originality. This is allowing the students to develop their self-expressions; hence this enables them to identify their inner self. They will be able to know what they desire and who they are without trying to be anybody. The school has programs aimed at a specific technique rather than concentrating on developing the students’ inner self. The art lessons act as an example for this target the learning of techniques. The students in school who are talented have contact with their specific audiences; this eliminates other students from giving their comments and intellect of determination. The other issue that a school is doing which is not right is the development of plays as a form of enhancing creativity. A play does not promote intensive means in establishing a creative mind; it does not show any seriousness that brands creativity to be developed at full capacity (Strong, Silver and Robinson 10). Self-expression need to be fostered among the students in better ways such as
- Linking the creative tasks to concepts and trepidations of the learners. In this aspect, students will be asked to develop or work on a task as per their own view and how they want it to be in their own ideal mind.
- Audience has to be expanded. The students need to be connected to an older person in the society and be required to develop the autobiography of that individual. This will give intensive creativity in the student.
- Availing a wide variety to students.
Self-expression gives the best of the students. The students target to deliver the best and hence be of great importance to others (Strong, Silver and Robinson 11).
Meetings held by the faculty need to involve the students. The students’ representatives should attend and pass the same through the local press in the institution. Such meetings can be broadcasted through campus radio. The proceedings need to have various contributors based on any discussion of a particular report prepared by a certain taskforce. Policies discussed can thereafter be passed on to entire school community for approval by voting through the school radio. A two third vote should only carry the day from the students. Other faculty and students’ committees need to work together at least twice a year to compile a report that is aimed at improving the student’s welfare. This makes the students feel valued in the school affairs.
The students who are involved in any extracurricular activities should be permitted to form associations legally to help them champion their views affecting their objectives. This matter boosts a free and accountable behavior of the learners in pursuits of freedom within the institution, and living in an orderly way. The university will honor and recognize such associations in all aspects of their undertakings that always have to be lawful and in line with their objectives. A mentor or patron should be a member of school teaching/ non-teaching staff. The students can freely have speakers from within the university as well as those from outside to address them in their meetings. Freedom of association and the rights of students are being encouraged here and no other aspect that hinders their mutual interest should be initiated (Bellanca 23).
New students in the institution need to be given adequate orientation programs that help them know the new environment and socialize with other member of the institution. In order to adjust quickly to the new environment, the administration needs to consider the likes and values of the roommates unlike just using the order of reporting or registering with the institution. This will enable the students learn faster and interact easily with people in the room who have similar attributes.
The students need to be engaged in various activities both in classrooms and outside the classrooms. This administration should provide such an enabling environment of free interactions among the students and between the students and teachers. Being free gives the best of an individual. The associations that the students form need to be guided by a mentor from the administration with adequate knowledge in the association’s objectives. In order for the students to realize their full potential, they need to be engaged in all the activities touching their developments.
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