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"Engage Me or Enrage Me": What Today's Learners Demand

EDUCAUSE Review Volume 40, Number 5, ISSN 1527-6619


In this article, the author contends that there are three types of students: (1) students who are truly self-motivated; (2) students who go through the motions; and (3) students who "tune out." It is the latter group that is the most challenging for teachers. The author believes that all students have something in their lives that is really engaging--something that they are good at and that has an engaging, creative component to it, and that it is the duty of teachers to find how to present the curricula in ways that engage the students--not just to create new "lesson plans."


Prensky, M. (2005). "Engage Me or Enrage Me": What Today's Learners Demand. EDUCAUSE Review, 40(5),. Retrieved August 4, 2020 from .

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