Involvement and well-being are the quality criteria of the process-oriented approach of the EXE. What involvement is, how you can see and measure it is explained below.
Involvement is …
- a special quality of human activity,
- that can be recognized by a concentrated, persistent and time-consuming work,
- where the person
- opens up, feels motivated and is fascinated
- shows an intense mental activity
- releases a large amount of energy and experiences a strong satisfaction,
- the activity ties in with its exploration drive and interest pattern
- and situates himself at the border of his individual possibilities,
- through which basic learning takes place.
Involvement the best conceivable indicator for the achievement of fundamental learning (deep-level learning). The combination of intense mental activity, intrinsic motivation and moving at the limit of their own potential achieves the best possible conditions for sustainable development. In other words, involvement can not be interpreted lightly as ‘fun’ or what we achieve through ‘animation’. High levels of involvement are accompanied by an enormous effort of mental energy that is indispensable to raise competences to a higher level. As a touchstone for the quality of the approach, this can also count.
Signals of involvement are:
- openness and rigor
- intense mental activity
- motivation, energy and satisfaction
- exploration drive
CEGO developed the Leuven Involvement Scale to measure the involvement of people.
How can you bring involvement (and well-being) of learners to an even higher level? The approach factors give an answer to this. They indicate where the learning environment is powerful, which elements still require attention, where there are still opportunities to make the learning environment more engaging. Read more about this: