We begin to hear from educators and educational leaders why and how they come to the question of engagement, what approaches they feel it is necessary to take toward it and why.
This video presents a diversity of approaches to the question of engagement, each with their own particular implicit views of education, its purposes and aims, as well as how to find approaches to educational engagement or participation among students. Note some statements that resonate with you, and some that do not to consider further where engagement and its challenges reside within your educational ethics.
This short video consists of the voices of seven teachers, four principals, and one each of an assistant superintendent, a superintendent, a student, a first nations support worker and a school board chair in conversation about approaching the question of engagement in education. They live and work in six different rural British Columbia school districts, one on Vancouver Island, two from the Peace River region, one from the Kootenays, one from the Central Interior and one from an island in the Salish Sea. The interviews took place from 2012 to 2016.