Search results for: Student centered curriculum
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The goal of this article is to report a preliminary work on student-centered teacher preparation to promote school success among culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The authors believe that teacher education programs need to be very purposeful in their approach to multicultural literacy teacher education. Drawing upon Vygotskian perspective on learning, they chose two cases from the beginning of their teacher education program and during student teaching, which often marks the end of teacher education program.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2015
This article describe a high-impact, low-cost, super-capstone course. The course is high-impact because graduating seniors regularly evaluate the course as being one of the most valuable of their college experience. It is low-cost because it requires minimal faculty resources, and super-capstone because it caps a capstone course. The authors described four instructional principles: (1) student-centered learning, (2) affective and experiential learning, (3) empathic listening, and (4) collaborative learning and sharing. The principles are central to humanistic education. They can be implemented in various ways and degrees in a wide variety of courses and disciplines, in large lecture classes and small seminars, and in many other teaching/learning circumstances as well.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2015
The author reviews studies that focus on classroom management. This article shows that classroom management is now more about understanding the class as a social system. The author states that classroom management is just as much about managing learning processes when an activity is taking place as it is about creating peace and quiet so pupils can get down to work.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2014
Studies in other countries have reported that time plays a significant role in teachers’ decisions about teaching methods. Student-centered teaching tend to be more time-consuming and unpredictable than whole-class lecturing. China has been promoting a reform in its curriculum and pedagogy toward student-centered approach. Therefore, this research article will investigate 1) how this curriculum reform influences rural teachers’ experience of lesson time, and 2) whether and how their concerns over time advance or hinder the promotion of student-centered teaching in rural areas. This study supports the findings in the literature that time is a crucial factor for teachers’ pedagogical decisions.
Updated: Nov. 15, 2011
Learner-Centeredness and Teacher Efficacy: Predicting Teachers' Consequence Concerns regarding the Use of Technology in the Classroom?
In this study, the authors explored the influence of teachers' learner-centered beliefs and teacher efficacy on consequence concerns. The results of this study indicated that learner-centered beliefs and teacher efficacy significantly influence consequence concerns.
Updated: May. 30, 2011
Shifting to a Student-Centered Science Classroom: An Exploration of Teacher and Student Changes in Perceptions and Practices
In this case study, an exemplary seventh grade science teacher’s beliefs, planning decisions, implementation, and student reactions to her student-centered methods were examined over a 4-week unit on genetics. This situation was unique because the teacher was new to the profession and her students had no prior experience with student-centered methods. Her students initially felt unsure about the tasks they were assigned and sought out more structure. However when the teacher began to scaffold the material, a balance was achieved that resulted in student engagement during the unit.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
Student Teachers' Intentions and Actions on Integrating Technology into Their Classrooms during Student Teaching: A Singapore Study
The purpose of the study is to examine student teachers' intentions and actions in technology integration in their classrooms. 118 Singapore student teachers participated in the study. The results suggested that student teachers in Singapore showed positive intentions to integrate technology to facilitate student-centered learning in their future teaching. However, they reported that they were more likely to use technology as a supporting and instructional tool during their student teaching rather than using technology to promote student-centered learning.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
The article describes a case study of three Vietnamese student teachers who explored the theory of realistic mathematics education (RME), which shifts away from the traditional teaching approach to a student-centered approach. The data included transcripts of class discussions and group discussions, interviews, student teachers’ lesson plans, and journal writings, and revealed that the student teachers were able to adapt the texts of their lessons to suit the student-centered approach.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008