Enhancing Experiential Learning via Sustained Student Engagement

  • Aspy Palia


Based on learning and engagement theory, this paper provides evidence of sustained (a) observed in-class participation / interaction skills (cognitive), emotional (affective), and performance physical (behavioral) engagement among competing simulation team members. In-class engagement measures monitored include observed levels of increased attendance, in-class focus and energy, relevant questions raised, discussion quality, decision support package usage, end-of-period scaffolding, initial, intermediate, and final debriefing.