Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment A Guide to Facilitating Learning in Higher Education
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Description: Before entering higher education, most students' learning experiences have been traditional and teacher-centered. Their teachers have typically controlled their learning, with students having had little say about what and how to learn. For many students, encountering a learner-centered environment will be new, possibly unsettling, and may even engender resistance and hostility. Taking as his starting point students' attitudes toward, and unfamiliarity with, learner-centered classrooms, Terry Doyle explains that motivating students to engage with this practice first of all requires explaining its underlying rationale, and then providing guidance on how to learn in this environment. This book is about how to help students acquire the new skills and knowledge they need to take on unfamiliar roles and responsibilities. It is informed by the author's extensive experience in managing learner-centered classes, and by his consultation work with faculty. The first four chapters focus on the importance of imparting to students the evidence and underlying philosophy that is driving higher education to move from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered practice, and what this means for students in terms of having control over, and making important choices about, their learning. The final eight chapters focus on how to impart the skills that students need to learn or hone if they are to be effective learners in an environment that's new to them. The book covers such practices as learning on one's own, creating meaningful learning when collaborating with others, peer teaching, making presentations, developing life long learning skills, self and peer evaluation, and give meaningful feedback. This book provides a rich and informative answer to the fundamental question: how do I help my students adjust to a learner-centered practice?
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 9/15/2008
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Optimizing Studentsï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Learning|
|Why Students Resist Learner-Centered Teaching|
|Creating Relevance for a Learner-Centered Practice|
|Putting Studentsï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Learning into the Context of Current Learning Theory|
|Promoting Independent Learning|
|Communication Skills for Working With Peers|
|Helping Students Take Charge of Their Learning|
|When Students Teach One Another|
|Presentations and Performance Assessments|
|Becoming Lifelong Learners|
|Helping Students Recognize What They Know, Donï¿½ï¿½ï¿½t Know, and Misunderstand|
|Student Evaluations--Themselves, Others, and the Teacher|
|Research Report Writing and Reading Assignments Report Writing|
|Student Background Questionnaire|
|Websites on Learning How to Give Effective Criticism|