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The Learner Centered Classroom: Students as Creators of Knowledge

FACILITATOR QUESTIONS
  • What is a Learner Centered Classroom?
  • Why would you adopt a learner-centered approach in your course?
  • How can content be covered using learner-centered approaches?
  • How does a learner-centered approach work when teaching large classes?
  • Is it possible to move from teacher-centered to student-centered in stages? 
  • What are some strategies to respond to student resistance when I start using learner-centered strategies?
  • How should I form the teams?
  • How do I get teams off to a good start?
  • How do I grade team assignments?
  • How can I help students develop their teamwork capabilities?
  • What are some ways to encourage and develop metacognition?
Critical attributes of the learner-centered classroom
  • Construction of learning
  • Metacognition
  • Educator/student partnership in learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Meaningful assessment in real-world contexts
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