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Myth 4: Hands-on Is Minds-on: How to Create More Engaging Classroom Tasks That Result in Deep Learning

Myth 4: Hands-on is minds-on: How to create more engaging classroom tasks that result in deep learning

How do I initially motivate my students to want to learn? How do I sustain this interest and translate it into deeper learning? How do I get my students to really understand what they are doing rather than just focusing on finishing the assignment or passing the test? These are difficult questions that have been at the heart of educational research over the past several decades. It is clear that to answer these questions teachers will need to attend to both the motivational and cognitive features of classroom tasks.

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