Engagement explores the somewhat neglected topic of learner engagement from a holistic perspective, and Isabella Wallace and Leah Kirkman set the scene exquisitely from the outset by reinforcing the notion that teachers are our most powerful resource in driving forward the teaching and learning.
The book's contributors then build on this secure foundation by exploring topics such as discipline and over-work, as well as important aspects of learner motivation, attitudes, challenge, reward, progression and the assumption of excellence. There is also some consideration of the responsibilities of the wider educational community in which parents and stakeholders can play an active role. A variety of teaching activities are provided throughout, and the book concludes with a contribution from the Teacher Development Trust - who present an overview of opportunities for related professional development.
The gap in the fence has been mended with Engagement, a resource which will undoubtedly be welcomed in all echelons of the education fraternity.