Monday, August 4, 2008

Why Student-Centered Learning?

To answer the question of why do we, teachers and educators, need to adopt student-centered learning? Perhaps the video will give you the answer.

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To become and effective teacher and able to teach effectively, one should understand one's students first. By understanding what kind of students you have, you would be able to adopt student-centered learning more meaningfully rather than just for end of the year appraisal sake. Once you have maastered student-centered teaching methods, your class will be more lively and you will be happy to step into the classroom.

Student-centered doesn't mean letting go of the students 100% to do as they please. The teacher still have to play a role call the facilitator and the teacher must also be a content expert to be able to guide or scaffold students when the need arises.

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