Thursday, August 7, 2008

Student Centered Learning Workshop at Taylor's University College Subang Jaya Selangor Malaysia 2007

Taylor's University College Teaching and Learning Unit (Cambridge A Levels) organized a workshop on Student Centered Learning in 2007. Dr Logendra Stanley Ponniah, the Head, Teaching and Educational Development of Taylor's University College Teaching and Learning Center was invited to give a talk on Student Centered Learning in a SCL workshop for Cambridge A Levels lecturers.

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What the participants learned were:

(1) in an SCL classroom, the teacher will have to leave their 'throne' which is actually their comfort zone, in front of the classroom, nearest to the white board.

(2) in an SCL classroom, the teacher takes up the role of a facilitator, one who facilitates and not one who pour knowledge into empty vessels (students).

(3) students work together with the teacher to set goals for himself/herself and the teacher, now a facilitaor, guide the students.

(4) students learn quicker when they have a hands-on activity or by doing assignments etc.

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