Teacher self-report on learner engagement strategies in the early years classroom
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Effective engagement of young children in the classroom is a critical step toward achieving positive learning outcomes. The Learning and Engagement Questionnaire (LEQ) was developed by the first two authors to identify ways in which teachers strive to engage learners in the classroom. In this study, the factor structure of the LEQ is examined. Participants were 274 teachers of children in their first 3 years of formal schooling. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted and supported a five factor solution: Goal Directed Learning; Task Selection; Teacher Responsiveness; Intensive Teaching; and Planning the Learning Environment.
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- Teacher self-report on learner engagement strategies in the early years classroom
The Australian Educational Researcher
Volume 38, Issue 3 , pp 293-310
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- Learner engagement
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- 1. Faculty of Education, Brisbane Campus, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, QLD, 4111, Australia
- 2. School of Education, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
- 3. Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia