Helping Students Learn in a Learner-centered Environment

Helping Students Learn in a Learner-centered Environment

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qBefore entering higher education, most students' learning experiences have been traditional and teacher-centered. Their teachers have typically controlled their learning, with students having had little say about what and how to learn. For many students, encountering a learner-centered environment will be new, possibly unsettling, and may even engender resistance and hostility. The first four chapters focus on the importance of imparting to students the evidence and underlying philosophy that is driving higher education to move from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered practice, and what this means for students in terms of having control over, and making important choices about, their learning. The final eight chapters offer guidance on creating the classroom environment and opportunities that nurture and develop student learning.q--Cover.What evidence would suggest that an essay is persuasive, and what are fair criteria to judge good writing? Four Stages to Teaching Self-Evaluation As described by Rolheiser and Ross (2000), there are four stages to follow when teachinganbsp;...

Title:Helping Students Learn in a Learner-centered Environment
Author: Terry Doyle
Publisher:Stylus Publishing, LLC. - 2008-01-01

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