The Quest for Learning: How to Maximise Student Engagement pairs teacher and student as they embark on a learning journey customised to a students’ abilities, needs and interests. Authors Marie Alcock, Michael Fisher and Allison Zmuda propose that engaging students with relevant, worthy inquiries; emotionally gripping experiences; clear goals; right-sized, actionable steps; and social, collaborative opportunities grows their expertise and allows them to own their learning. Using The Quest for Learning, teachers will guide students to choose a quest design type – (1) questions, (2) game or (3) network – and pursue lines of inquiry, design or play games, or communicate with peers and experts in online and physical spaces. Through questing, teachers encourage students to flourish into the problem solvers, creators and critical thinkers necessary to thrive in the 21st century.
After reading this book, F–12 teachers will: