Class participation

Class participation is a strategy for engaging students in learning. It can also contribute to building class community during class time. Like any other course activity, participation should support students’ achievement of course learning outcomes. Class participation may involve a variety of activities, such as students:

  • interacting with the instructor by asking or responding to questions

  • interacting with peers in small group activities

  • contributing to whole-class discussions

  • abiding by established class norms

  • coming to class on time

  • being prepared to engage in learning activities, be they graded or not


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