Event Title

Strategies and Benefits of Incorporating Student Interests

Faculty Advisor

Leah Nillas

Graduation Year

2020

Location

Center for Natural Sciences

Start Date

4-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2020 10:00 AM

Description

Students come into every classroom with diverse lives and interests outside of the classroom. Often times these lives and interests are not directly correlated to the things that students learn inside of the classroom. This is the definition of student interests, things that may or may not be related to the subject matter in the classroom but can be incorporated into the structure of the curriculum for the benefit of the student. One of the major benefits of incorporating student interest is increased engagement (Evans & Boucher, 2015). Through analyzing research studies from across different educational disciplines this literature synthesis is trying to create a way for teachers to most easily incorporate the interests of their students into the classroom, and to show the benefits that incorporating these interests can have. The articles were selected in two different categories, ones that had strategies from teachers and also ones that were focused on why those strategies were useful. I hope that through this research different teachers can have strategies to incorporate student interests into their classrooms and to understand the importance of them doing so.

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Strategies and Benefits of Incorporating Student Interests

Center for Natural Sciences

Students come into every classroom with diverse lives and interests outside of the classroom. Often times these lives and interests are not directly correlated to the things that students learn inside of the classroom. This is the definition of student interests, things that may or may not be related to the subject matter in the classroom but can be incorporated into the structure of the curriculum for the benefit of the student. One of the major benefits of incorporating student interest is increased engagement (Evans & Boucher, 2015). Through analyzing research studies from across different educational disciplines this literature synthesis is trying to create a way for teachers to most easily incorporate the interests of their students into the classroom, and to show the benefits that incorporating these interests can have. The articles were selected in two different categories, ones that had strategies from teachers and also ones that were focused on why those strategies were useful. I hope that through this research different teachers can have strategies to incorporate student interests into their classrooms and to understand the importance of them doing so.