I realize that getting the students motivated to learn the subject is often a problem. Even more so when sections of the class can become dry. Students who rapidly grasp some of the concepts can be especially challenging to keep motivated as well. It seems that a common technique is to get the students engaged in the class, or the subject matter, to engourage the self-motivation to keep them going when the instructor can't. Does this mean that student-motivation is really engagement? Or, is it the other way around?
engagement has 4 questions, and the following wiki excerpt:
Engaging students in lessons using engaging rhetoric, activities, and other thing which cause or could cause student to be more focused and interested in the task at hand or the class.
student-motivation has 6 questions, and the following wiki excerpt:
Questions about motivating students to study, participate, or take interest in the field of Computer Science. This tag can be used to ask questions regarding motivating students in the context of Computer Science (e.g. motivating them to self-teach or to work with other etc. as well as motivating them to study Computer Science)
Neither has a full wiki entry.
Should they be one in the same, a single tag for both? Which one?