Through the Learning Futures programme, we’ve been looking at the concept of student engagement. This is a pretty hot topic right now, as governments in the over-developed world increasingly acknowledge that a standards-driven agenda appears to have run out of steam. The only way to further improve achievement (it would appear) is to stop doing education to kids, and start getting them to be fully engaged in how the curriculum is designed and how the teaching and learning happens. Better late than never, I guess. Anyway, after two decades of a relentless focus on achievement, to the abandonment of interest, has created a ‘done to’ model of engagement. This brief powerpoint presentation attempts to outline a different way of defining engagement. These are very much ideas in progress so PLEASE leave comments!