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Usage of Digital Learning Tools to Engage Primary School Students in Learning

Rūta Girdzijauskienė, Liudmila Rupšienė, Eglė Pranckūnienė
Klaipėda University

Abstract. The article focuses on the usage of digital learning tools by primary school teachers in order to enhance student engagement in learning. Based on the data obtained in the focus groups of educators teaching at primary school, ways to identify and enhance student engagement in learning through digital learning tools were identified. The analysis of the research data proved that the use of the said tools enhanced students’ cognitive, emotional and behavioural engagement in learning. To this end, teachers reconstructed common educational practices, anticipated the hindrances to engagement caused by digital technologies and the ways to overcome them, exploited the opportunities provided by digital learning tools, and applied effective means to ensure classroom management and interaction between students. To conclude, the enhancement of learners’ engagement in learning required effective teaching and learning strategies, innovative methods, and apt and value-based organisation of the educational process.

Keywords: digital learning tools, engagement in learning, innovative teaching strategies, primary school students, types of engagement

In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2022. Proceedings of Scientific Papers = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2022. Rakstu krājums
Riga, University of Latvia, 2022. 1135 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-18-911-1