Authors: Angel Lu; Yan Keung Hui; Bo Mai; Lam For Kwok
Addresses: City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' The Shaxuyi Primary School, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China ' City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Abstract: Engaged learners have higher learning motivation and positive behaviours which promote active learning. Although it is generally accepted that student engagement is an essential factor to help learners achieve academic successfulness and to become lifelong learners, barriers, like long preparation time and students' expectation, have forced educators to reconsider the benefits of engaged learning. In this paper, we propose a practical content creation learning process through an online discussion forum to cultivate learners' engagement and their activeness under a blended learning environment. The longitudinal study was carried out in two primary classes in Panyu, China, for two years. All data were collected and analysed to provide quantitative results that Chinese students' performances and participation enhanced because the design of the learning activity through content creation increased the engagement of students, which resulted in active learning among learners.
Keywords: learning engagement; engaged learning; active learning; blended learning; learning activity design.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2021 Vol.29 No.3, pp.287 - 302
Received: 30 Sep 2019
Accepted: 09 Feb 2020
Published online: 03 Mar 2021 *