Student-centred learning

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In traditional education methodologies, teacher serve as the hub of education, guiding the learning process and controlling student’s access to information.

Student-centred learning allows student to actively participate in team Learning also knows as cooperative learning¸ this is one of many ways used to get students to be responsible for their own learning (Felder et al, 1996). Students construct their own meaning by talking, listening, writing, reading, and reflecting on content, ideas, issues and concerns. An extraordinary and Uncommon learning styles are supported in a student-centred classroom, and provide students a better opportunity to learn more effectively and efficiently.  Problem-Based Learning gives hand on situations they would normally face outside of the classroom and can easily overcome by applying the knowledge they absorb early on during the course of their learning. Active learning is a part of student–centred classrooms. In student-centred classroom teacher acts as a facilitator.

The following provides various reason why student-centred learning should be integrated into the curriculum:

  • Good Motivation in learners
  • Boost Peer-Led Team Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning and Case Studies
  • Builds student-teacher relationships
  • Active learning
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Peer Instruction
  • Responsibility for one’s own learning
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Immediate Feedback
  • Actively engage students in explorations of the course material.
  • Incorporating Inquiry into Courses
  • Team Based Learning
  • Peer assessment
  • Question-directed Instruction
  • Small Group Learning

These changes have impacted educator’s methods of teaching and the way students learn. We can promote good learning experiences for our students by adopting student-centred learning in our curriculum

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