Learner Centeredness Analysis

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Running head: SHORT TITLE OF PAPER (Brien (2003), learner-centeredness instruction is an instructional approach in which students influence the content, activities, materials, and pace of learning. Traditional methods were focused on teacher performance rather than student learning whereas the learner centeredness approach shifts the role of the teacher from information givers to facilitators for learning to take place. The teacher or facilitator provides opportunities and coaching of skills needed for individual and group learning thus ensuring that the students play the central part of the learning process.
Several different techniques are used such as active learning instead of lectures, role plays or simulations, self paced and team based
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Real group practicing in a language class helps students to remember easier rather than listening to examples given by the teacher. There is more collaboration amongst learners and they find creative and different ways to accomplish the task set for them. This method promotes personal learning skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills and sharing of ideas. Leo Jones (2007) stated in a student centered classroom is a place where the needs of all the students, group and individual are considered and not where the students decide what they want to do and learn. Some students prefer working in groups as they feel more confident and less anxious and find it easier to voice their ideas and…show more content…
There is collaboration, communication and equal interaction amongst students and teacher instead of teacher exclusivity.
The pros are that students learn important communicative and collaborate skills, directing their own learning, asking questions, independent task completion and are more motivated in the learning activities.
The cons are that classrooms might often be noisy, difficulty in managing all student’s activities at once, important information or facts may be missed due to instruction not being delivered at once and preference to work alone for some students.

The curriculum
The central goal for instructors is to develop a curriculum that develops instructional materials and activities that promotes the maximum growth within the learners. Multidimensional area of investigation that allows the students to explore, discover and make their own choices. The aim is stimulate, nurture growth and create meaning for the students. The learning happens when it takes meaning out of interaction with the social and physical world and is based on a constructivist perspective to learning. The evaluation is constant for all parties, students, teachers and developers. Teacher’s assessment of students as well as student’s assessing their own interactions with the world and finally the continual assessment and revision of the curricula by the

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