Student Centred Learning
Note: This page is also used in a different, related PD.
We've been talking a great deal about the value of student-centric learning.
However, not all teachers are comfortable with the idea of placing students more central to learning.
Many feel a lessening of control results from student-centric learning.
Others are concerned about the increase in the spread of students throughout a unit of student-centric work.
And yet the fundamental aim behind student-centric learning is to foster agency in students.
What do you think? Is student-centricity a new idea for you? Are you feeling inspired or apprehensive? Is this something you've been dabbling with for a while? Or are you an experienced student-centric educator?
Please share below ...
Some previous comments
I'm so blessed to be in this PD. The explanation and video so fantastic. But, I need more explanation and example how to create a student-centred in my class. I'm with 101% agree that student-centred approach is to allow students to gain a sense of control over their learning but in fact, we can not implementing for all topics use student-centred method because there are somethings new term to understand and we need to explain need moreover we have a limit time in the class (student-centred took a long time)
One thing at a time, Yesika. Lots more are coming. So stay tuned. Love your attitude, btw!
The video reminded me of Dan Pink's book 'Drive' (a part of his TED talk can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) and the idea that 3 factors that lead to better performance and personal satisfaction are autonomy, mastery and purpose. Once we allow students to share their purpose with us they will be more willing to work independently towards their goal. Also, showing them that they are being seen as individuals with their own desires and dreams will help building a meaningful student-teacher relationship. It is also worth mentioning the importance of repetition and practice especially in maths. Mastering the skateboarding is an interesting way of explaining the purpose of practice and willingness to fail, but to also get up and do it again. I might use this video for some of my classes :)
Yes, many teachers have used that skateboarding video with their students.