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Encourage engagement with the "puzzle method"

At the initiative of Collège Ste-Anne, teachers from several establishments participated in 3 design thinking workshops to find ways to promote student engagement in hybrid or distance education. Here is the summary of a solution emerging from their creative design process, applicable at all levels.

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At the initiative of the Collège Ste-Anne, teachers from several establishments participated in 3 workshops design thinking to find ways to encourage student engagement in hybrid or distance education. At the end of the workshops, the 6 teams presented a problem experienced by the teachers and the solution emerging from their creative design process. Here is the summary of the first solution, applicable at all levels.

To the question "how could we allow the secondary school teacher to engage the student in his learning, that is to say to challenge him in the activities, to encourage him to invest and to interact with the teacher and others as his students experience online teaching every other day? », Team 1 offers a method of active collaboration.

She suggests building activities where the student is responsible for a specific task. For example, each student works on a sub-question to allow the emergence of a mathematical concept. Each task is worked on individually and then shared. When completed, they fit together like the pieces of a puzzle.

To optimize results, teaching must ensure that teams are made up of students with different strengths and that the student has a role that matches his or her strength. 

Accountability, autonomy and harmonious collaboration can lead young people to engage in their learning. With this method, the student experiences a desire for success for himself and for others, a feeling of efficiency and usefulness which values him. Thus, we want motivation to increase and the pleasure of learning to return, despite the constraints of distance.

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Maryline Barrette Dubé
Maryline Barrette Dubé
A graduate of a bachelor's degree in public communication, a “marketer” for more than 15 years, Maryline has been working to promote École branchée's activities and to publicize the organization's mandate since 2018. She is a devoted mother, an assumed epicurean. and IPA lover who, in her spare time, enjoys blog.

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