Teachers' engagement and students' satisfaction with a playful learning environment

  • Marjaana Kangas, Pirkko Siklander, Justus Randolph, Heli Ruokamo
  • Teaching and Teacher Education, April 2017, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.12.018

Teachers' engagement iin relation to students' satisfaction in playful learning

What is it about?

We conducted firts a quantitative research about primary school students' satisfaction in the playful learning and then chose the most satisfied and the last satisfied classroom, and explored the qualitative data collected from their teachers.

Why is it important?

Teachers' pedagogical and emotional engagegement is crucial for students' in every level of education, as seen in this study.


Pirkko Siklander
University of Oulu

I would add the idea of playful engagegement, which was not included into our study. However, that is a huge resource when designing engaging learning and teaching processes.

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