Leuven Scale for Involvement
The Leuven Scale for Involvement is an observation scale to measure the involvement of babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children, adolescents and adults.
Based on a five-point scale, the involvement of children or adults – this is the extent in which they are mentally active during activities – is scored.
Score 1 No activity
Score 2 Interrupted activity
Score 3 Activity without intensity
Score 4 Activity with intense moments
Score 5 Continuous intense activity
This score is based on observation of signals for involvement: body language, facial expressions,…. A range of signals are taken into account (such as concentration, energy, complexity and creativity, expression and posture, persistence, precision, reaction time, verbal utterances and satisfaction), and is based on empathic observation.
The level of involvement indicates how a person is doing and what the visible effect of the method, approach or pedagogy is. The score is an indication of the degree in which the learning environment enables children to come to fundamental or deep level learning.