Increasing Student Engagement Through Your Teaching

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Seminar Room 6.30, Level 6, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street, Parkville

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Tessa Brinley

  • Improving Teaching

"Increasing Student Engagement Through Your Teaching"

Increasing student engagement can enhance learning experiences, leading to improvement in academic achievement and the development of higher order skills. When students are engaged, they are active participants in their learning. During this workshop we will explore key principles of student engagement, offer practical strategies to promote a culture of meaningful participation, and guide you to consider how to implement these in your classroom.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the key principles that increase student engagement
  • Discuss the link between student engagement and student learning
  • Explore practical teaching strategies that foster student engagement and learning
  • Plan at least one 'small change' that you can introduce to increase student engagement


Dr. Valerie Cotronei-Baird is a Senior Lecturer in the WCLA, she works directly with academics across FBE to innovate teaching and assessment practices.  Valerie makes a valuable contribution to experiential learning and authentic assessment practices and has been instrumental in the development and delivery of tutor-training program, professional development programs on teaching, learning, assessment & rubric development, and engaging students in the classroom both online and on campus.

Gab Corbo-Perkins is a Senior Tutor in the WCLA, she supports professional development programs for academic staff across the FBE. Gab has over 7 years of higher education teaching experience, including leading tutorial development for large cohort undergraduate subjects, and facilitating interdisciplinary graduate subjects. Gab’s academic background is in the environmental and social sciences, and sustainability higher education.