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Kris Stutchbury Post 1

10 Jul 2020, 17:47 Edited by the author on 3 Aug 2020, 09:48

Activity 2.1, Active teaching and learning

Use this thread to complete the sentence: LCE is important because......

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Ndidi Ofole Post 2 in reply to 1

13 Jul 2020, 17:57 Edited by the author on 13 Jul 2020, 18:02

  • learner-centered education is important because it involves the students in active and shift attention of instruction shift  from the teacher to the learners. 
  • LCE   develops learner autonomy and independence  by making them to take responsibility for their learning.
  •  LCE focuses on skills and practices that will enable learners to be  independent problem-solver with  skills.
  •  It  is based on helping the  learners to construct meaning from new information and prior experience. 



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MARTHA Kabate Post 7 in reply to 2

17 Jul 2020, 10:41

I  agree with you Ndidi

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Michele Deane Post 18 in reply to 7

20 Jul 2020, 19:14

Hello, Martha, I would really like to know why you agree with Ndidi's considered answer. Is there one of the points she makes you find particularly important, and why do you think it is important?

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Afu Tawor Post 3 in reply to 1

15 Jul 2020, 10:47

Learner-centred education is important because: it introduced interactive strategies to engage the student and develop their ability. This educational approach help students to develop skills such as decisions making, problem solving and team work.

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Abiola Ajani Post 4 in reply to 1

15 Jul 2020, 23:14
LCE is important because the learners  are at the centre of learning and they are actively engaged.
LCE also help learners to be independence by taking responsibilities for their learning and thereby develop decision making and problem solving skills.
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Chizoba Umerah Post 5 in reply to 1

16 Jul 2020, 20:43

learner centered approach

This is an approach  where  the teacher ,focuses more  on the activities  of the learner.

The  Learner is in charge,  the teacher accounts for the group   activities using the learner centered  approach.

The teacher  accommodates what the Learner already knows.

The teacher  makes  thorough  lesson  plan to catch the need of the learner.

The teacher  strives to work  in  a noiseless environment.

All learners  have the capability to learn and the teacher should  make the lesson  lively  to accommodate  inclusive education.

All teaching should be learner centerd and well focused. 

The teacher  should  split the large classes in groups to catch the interest  of  every learner. 

Learner centered approach requires careful planning  and mastery  of the subject matter by the teacher. 

The teacher need to put corrective measures and guide the learner  appropriately.

Finally,  the approach  gives the learner  opportunity  to talk  about  their ideas.

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Ndidi Ofole Post 8 in reply to 5

17 Jul 2020, 10:46
  • Yes, In learner centred approach,  the learners are engaged in the learning activities. Through that means, they can construct meaning out of the content. This approach also motivates and engages learners.
  • The teacher use participatory methodologies (group work. case studies,role play) to engage learners actively
  • The teacher also diagnose what the learner already knows by asking questions and not based on assumptions.
  • Teachers are also restricted to teaching what will be assessed. That is constructively aligning the learning outcomes, the learning activities and the assessment.
  • With learner centred approach learners can develop other skills and abilities. These skills will are  credited in their favour and assessed and the  progress monitored.
  • Learner centred approach  means that learners are in-charge of their learning. Teachers should not stand between the learners and the content..
  • The teacher using this approach also reflect on his or her activities to see if there are areas to be improved upon

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Bashiru Saliu Post 15 in reply to 8

18 Jul 2020, 23:09

The learners are at the centred stage.

The teacher will have to have a good lesson plan

The teacher must take into account the previous knowledge of the students

Where we have too much learner ,the teacher will break them in to smaller groups.

The teacher must also encourage them to learn

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THERESA Ettu Post 16 in reply to 5

18 Jul 2020, 23:29

The approach is awesome. It affords every child the opportunity to discover that s/he can learn. Learning is not reserved only for the brightest children.

Dr. Rose W. Njoroge

ROSE Njoroge Post 68 in reply to 5

17 Aug 2020, 11:53

Umerah, I agree with most of the points you raised. However, the point on the learners being incharge need to be elaborated further.

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MARTHA Kabate Post 6 in reply to 1

17 Jul 2020, 10:39

Leaner- Centered Education is important because; 

It personalizes learning

- The voices of learners are heard

- Learners experiences are seen as important and considered in teaching 

- Promote flexibility in teaching 

and engage the learner in problem solving, critical thinking as well

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Ndidi Ofole Post 9 in reply to 1

17 Jul 2020, 12:43

learner-centered education is important because it involves the students in active and shift attention of instruction shift  from the teacher to the learners. LCE   develops learner autonomy and independence  by making them to take responsibility for their learning. LCE focuses on skills and practices that will enable learners to be  independent problem-solver with  skills. It  is based on helping the  learners to construct meaning from new information and prior experience. 

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KOMI Aziadou-Ayissou Post 10 in reply to 1

17 Jul 2020, 12:58

Active teaching and learning

In an active teaching and Learning Classroom, the learners are very involved in their Learning. Nothing is abstract. 

The students leran from their own expériences. The life-skills for life problems solving are implicitely acquired.

 Everyboby, both teacher and learners, benefit from what is being done.
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Ndidi Ofole Post 12 in reply to 10

18 Jul 2020, 11:51

Unlike in the traditional teaching where the teacher does most of the talking while students just listen. The traditional approach  does not cater for the learners higher order thinking skills such as gaining insight, application of knowledge or analysis. 

Active learning is a method of learning in which students are actively or experientially involved in the learning process and where there are different levels of active learning, depending on student involvement. In the learner centred, the students learning styles are catered for. The learners are expected to read, write, discuss, and be engaged in solving problems. This process relates to the three learning domains  of knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA).

 


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Bashiru Saliu Post 13 in reply to 12

18 Jul 2020, 22:41
It is very important we use a student friendly approach, just like we are having too , the platform is not user friendly, you should have our mind when these are been compiled
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Sandra Amos Post 17 in reply to 13

19 Jul 2020, 11:03

Are you finding the platform not user friendly Bashiru? What are the challenges and difficulties? 

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ROSE Njoroge Post 69 in reply to 17

17 Aug 2020, 11:55

Amos, I seem not to follow the point raised here.

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Michele Deane Post 72 in reply to 69

20 Aug 2020, 16:13

Hello, Rose. Do not worry about Sandra's question. She was asking Bashiru to give us more clarification on how the programmes used for the course and forums cause difficulties.

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Sabankilie DARPAK SOUGUE Post 27 in reply to 12

21 Jul 2020, 16:28

I do share the view with You Ndidi on t active learning and the role that both the teacher and the learners should play and in the teaching and learning process. Teachers actually take the role of a moderator if you like and make it possible for every student to get tap into the best of his/her potential through personal involvement and taking of responsibility in the doing and no only listening to the telling by the instructor.

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Angore Mbitha Post 11 in reply to 1

17 Jul 2020, 21:31

Learner-centered education is important because it empowers the students to take ownership of what they learn by focusing on how the new knowledge solves a problem or adds value. 

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Paul Idris Post 26 in reply to 11

21 Jul 2020, 13:17

LCE also help the students to develop self confidence on their abilities. 

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Bashiru Saliu Post 14 in reply to 1

18 Jul 2020, 22:54

This is absolutely correct. I can't agree less

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Michele Deane Post 19 in reply to 14

20 Jul 2020, 19:20

Hello, Bashiru,

I agree with you. All the contributions from our colleagues are considered and offer a wide ranging view and understanding of LCE. I think it would be good to highlight one of the issues/points you feel strongly with, would like to expand in, and explain why this issue/point is important to you and to us as a profession or possibly to our students/pupils .

All of us, should we agree that we cannot simply agree with one idea, but that we are going to try and expand and deepen the idea?

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Rosemary Nwofor Post 20 in reply to 1

20 Jul 2020, 19:41

Learner Centred Education is important because it makes use of interactive strategies to expose students to various teaching and learning methods, thereby help them to develop their stills. The students can decide for themselves how to learn,and what to learn, develop team work and presentation skills.

Dr. Rose W. Njoroge

ROSE Njoroge Post 70 in reply to 20

17 Aug 2020, 11:58

True Rosemary. However, I think as much as the learners can decide for themselves, the facilitator or the teacher should play an active role of gudig the students.

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Michele Deane Post 73 in reply to 70

20 Aug 2020, 16:15

I agree, Rose, and in making sure conditions are in place for the learning objectives detailed in the curriculum are met.

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Rosemary Nwofor Post 21 in reply to 1

20 Jul 2020, 19:52

Learner Centred  Education is important because it uses interactive teaching and learning strategies to help students learn as well as develop skills like problem solving, decision making, team work and presentation skills without which most students will not be motivated to learn.

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Andrew Ibrahim Post 22 in reply to 1

21 Jul 2020, 09:15

Activity 2.1

LCE is a method of education or learning that is practical based which allows the student to do most of the activities and not the teacher doing everything.

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Dauda Pikawi Post 23 in reply to 22

21 Jul 2020, 09:25

Many of today's teachers were not taught using the LCE, as such we must painstakingly do CPD for ourselves to learn how to best use the LCE. Thanks to this opportunity 

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Michele Deane Post 37 in reply to 23

23 Jul 2020, 19:48

I agree, Dauda, we need to be adaptable and learn together. It is very likely that none of us when we adopt new ways of doing things go the whole way in one go. Progressing a step at a time, starting with subjects, topics, strategies we feel comfortable with is fine. As we feel more confident, we can build things up.

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Michele Deane Post 36 in reply to 22

23 Jul 2020, 19:45
I am afraid I disagree with you, Andrew! For LCE to be successful the teacher need to change her / his posture. I will send you back to Meda's contribution that highlights the powerful role the teacher plays in LCE and what it means in terms of preparation, preparedness, change of attitude, adaptability, subject and pedagogical knowledge, empathy.
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Dauda Pikawi Post 24 in reply to 1

21 Jul 2020, 09:36

LCE is important because Learners have the leverage of learning in their own way only facilitated and guided by the the teacher The teacher is no more the Mr know-it-all

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Paul Idris Post 25 in reply to 1

21 Jul 2020, 13:09

Activities 2.1

LCE stand for learners-centred Education and as its name imply,it is a method of teaching and learning that focuses on the learners to carryout the learning activities by themselves. the teacher is there only guide the learning outcome. This method is importance because the learners are independence, it also make the learner serious, know-fully that learning progress depend on his/her active involvement and participation.         

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Blessing Namonje Post 28 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 08:02

Learner centered Education is indeed important because:

_learners feel to be part of the teaching/ learning process because they are immensely involved.

_It promotes creativity, critical thinking, confidence, flexibility and problem solving skills.

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Heitor Simao Post 31 in reply to 28

22 Jul 2020, 13:02

I agree with you Namonje! LCE develops creativity in students as they are invited to explore different skills and competences to learn, reflect on their learning and design strategies for in-depth study, stimulate autonomy and research in carrying out tasks.


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Akpoejuokumo Makbere Post 29 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 11:53

Learner Centred Education

learner centred education prepares students for the many distractions of adulthood whereby students gain understanding of their own learning style. the students are dependent and have more control of their ow learning styles. their share experience with other learners and gain more understanding of the subject their personal  discussion or experience.


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Heitor Simao Post 30 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 12:53

LCE is important because it promotes active learning and collaborative construction of knowledge, explores students' prior knowledge and values ​​their contributions in learning and consolidating content, stimulates everyone's participation in the class.


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Monioluwa Olaniyi Post 32 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 13:35

Learner-Centred Education (LCE) is important because it focuses on active teaching and learning.

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Olasupo Bamidele Post 33 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 13:44

Learner Centered Education

Making the learner the center of education will lead to better educational results

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Patience Adeniyi Post 34 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 17:57

LEARNER -CENTRED EDUCATION

Learner centered Education involves active learning. The focus is on the learner and the learning process. The teacher plays the role of collaborating with the learner. 

Interactive strategies used encourage the development of the abilities of the learners. The independence of the learner increases his/her engagement and prepares him/her for future roles. This also enables the learner to drive the process of learning towards his/her needs.

Learner centered education encourages social interaction and builds a strong learning community. Learning is more interesting and more engaging for the learners. 

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SILOWA Mumbula Post 39 in reply to 34

24 Jul 2020, 09:45

LCE is about participatory learning where pupils are mostly engaged and the teacher acts as a guide

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Elizabeth Buluku Post 40 in reply to 39

24 Jul 2020, 20:14

I agree. It is important as it fosters learning as the learner interacts with knowledge. I it requires intrinsic motivation. 

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Andrew Ibrahim Post 35 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 23:01

LCE is important because it develops learner autonomy and independence  by making them to take responsibility for their learning.

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Linet Njagi Post 38 in reply to 1

24 Jul 2020, 09:32

its important because ,its interactive and thus it enable students to develop abilities as they engage with each other and the teacher ,it thus help students to develop skills such as decision making,team work and problem solving

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Maryrose Mbanefo Post 41 in reply to 1

24 Jul 2020, 22:37

Active Teaching and Learning

Active teaching and learning can lead students to develop  to critical and creative thinking skills by effective application of facilitation techniques:

Students can focus on a topic in a logical and analytic ways for some time, on their own think through possible solutions, reflect and then come up with innovative ideas (to be innovative risk-takers); 

Students can generate and apply new ideas in specific contexts; they can see existing situations in new ways and can use their imaginations to combine parts and form something original (creativity); Students can use the ICT tools to sift and refine ideas to discover possibilities, construct objects or acting on intuition and can produce images, both digital and computer-generated output as virtual reality;

 As the students discuss in group they share thinking, visualization and innovation; there is collaboration and cross fertilization of ideas. Discussion helps to retain information, fill gaps and correct misconception to enable the students have a fair chance of acquiring the required skills. 

The learner- centred approach has flair and reflexivity and the teacher encourage independent thinking and elaborate innovations to maximize the learning of creative skills. There is also freedom to innovate and develop through creative expression and associative partnership

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Nila Oduori Post 42 in reply to 1

25 Jul 2020, 09:55

LCE is important because it trains learners to be independent and hence create opportunity for lifelong learning.

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JOANNE Lyanda Post 43 in reply to 1

25 Jul 2020, 12:43

LCE is important because…’.

i)             It caters for individual differences among learners

ii)            The teacher plans for a variety of activities and this makes learners participate fully in the learning process, owning what they learn through active participation

iii)           All learners are catered for during the teaching process


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Bonface Nabwoba Post 44 in reply to 1

26 Jul 2020, 00:55 Edited by the author on 26 Jul 2020, 00:56

Activity 2.1: Active Teaching and Learning and LCE

Learner participates actively in the lesson activities

He/She is at the centre stage of the learning process

Leaner understands the process

Teacher is a guide on the side

Research/discovery method


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Gladys Rotich Post 52 in reply to 44

31 Jul 2020, 13:07

LCE, learners are free to share their views in discussion forums, demonstrate it and own their presentations with confidence and ready to learn new skills and to unlearn the negative.

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Sandra Amos Post 53 in reply to 52

1 Aug 2020, 09:48

You make a good point about pupils having to unlearn the negative Gladys. When I was a young teacher (many years ago!), I took over a class from another teacher who retired. This teacher had just lectured the students and they copied the notes. I was a very different student-centred teacher and had activities for them to do. I thought they would be pleased, but instead of getting up and doing the activities that I set up around had the room, they just sat there and said, why can't you just give us the notes like our other teacher did. Active learning is harder work for students and they had got used to being passive. But being an active learner is more effective and they made a lot more progress and enjoyed the lessons more once they experience it. 

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Michele Deane Post 59 in reply to 44

7 Aug 2020, 11:02
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This very interesting sharing of strategies to foster active learning reminds me of this useful table in the Toolkit for Teaching Practice Supervisors.

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ELIZABETH Abenga Post 45 in reply to 1

28 Jul 2020, 21:08

learner centred education

in practice, sometimes as a teacher you are caught up between a rock and a hard place: when you are fully cognizant of your students' learning needs, you know how best you ought to meet them but either the learning environment and other institutional set-ups and even regulations do not support that. I wonder whether other teacher educators experience this and how they handle such situations. 


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Kris Stutchbury Post 46 in reply to 45

29 Jul 2020, 09:24

Elizabeth,

This is something we will be tackling in the webinar today (Wednesday 29th). Patriciah Wambugu will be sharing some of the practical ways in which she engages 500 learners! It is not easy - but recognising your learners needs and the desire to try and meet those needs is an important start!

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PETER Gathara Post 47 in reply to 46

29 Jul 2020, 11:01

This will enable us who deal with large classes to understand new ways of improving our practices. At times i do handle over 1000 students during my main lectures with our undergraduate student. A challenge for me to unravel.

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Florence Uchendu Post 49 in reply to 46

29 Jul 2020, 23:50

Yes, we actually discussed it today. We saw how a large class can be managed by breaking them into smaller groups with a group leader who coordinates and makes sure that every member talks or is actively involved in the discussion.

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Aminu Rufai Post 55 in reply to 49

2 Aug 2020, 08:42

That was very interesting and  beneficial as we have the problems of Large class sizes in Nigeria

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Florence Uchendu Post 48 in reply to 45

29 Jul 2020, 23:45

Learner-Centred Education

Yes Elizabeth I quite agree with you. Some times the teacher's hands are tied.  The resources are not there. However I overcomed this challenge by using improvised  facilities/toys.

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Jane Amunga Post 50 in reply to 48

30 Jul 2020, 07:44

Educators must constantly look out for innovative ways to engage students and improve the learning experience. Group work is fine when large classes are involved but sometimes, groups have "joy riders". These are students who do not participate in the group assignments. As the teacher, you need mechanisms to combat this behaviour

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Helen Hendry Post 56 in reply to 50

5 Aug 2020, 20:40

This is a good point Jane, do you have any strategies for ensuring that all the group members participate fully?

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Smart Onwughara Post 51 in reply to 45

30 Jul 2020, 21:52
Very true. Especially in most private schools in my clime. 
However,the teacher has to plan ahead in order to do this. Moreso, the teacher should be convincing to continue. 
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Aminu Rufai Post 54 in reply to 1

1 Aug 2020, 22:05

It learning  More real

It makes learning  more permanent because learning is done by doing

It makes learners active and participatory

Lerner's construct knowledge by themselves

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Helen Hendry Post 57 in reply to 54

5 Aug 2020, 20:51

Thanks Aminu, I think these are really good points. I would add that they also construct knowledge through dialogue with each other when the task encourages them to do so. They can become more critical and reflective and reach knew understanding through talking!

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Jacqueline Korir Post 58 in reply to 1

7 Aug 2020, 10:50

Learner centered education is important because it accommodates different strengths and abilities of students.

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Jacqueline Korir Post 60 in reply to 1

7 Aug 2020, 11:28

Learner centered education is important because it provides equal opportunities for learners with different abilities and allows for learners to work at their own pace.

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NANCY Ayodi Post 61 in reply to 1

8 Aug 2020, 19:13

Learner Centered Education

In Learner centered education,  active teaching  and learning is in practice. The teacher is in charge and believes  that every learner can learn. LCE does not require a lot of resources. Students can perform tasks in groups silently without being noisy as misconceived by some people.

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SAMUEL Ogola Post 62 in reply to 1

8 Aug 2020, 20:43

LCE

LCE is the actual solution to overcrowded classes and a relief on the teaching load

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Helen Hendry Post 63 in reply to 62

10 Aug 2020, 15:16

Moderator

Thank you for your ideas everyone. I think it is really interesting that the discussion has identified the possible benefits of LCE for teachers and students. I agree that Learner centred education can be an approach that provides more flexible learning opportunities for students. Samuel, I think you are right that it can help with organisation and teaching in very large classes. However, I think the teacher still has a lot of responsibility to plan this way of working so although they may not have the difficulties of communicating to the whole class at once they still have a lot to do in terms of planning and supporting to make sure students are on task and get the most out of the lesson.

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Josephine Kayala Post 64 in reply to 1

11 Aug 2020, 02:20

learner centered education

learner centered education is important because one can be sure that the teacher or facilitator is taking into cognizance the needs of the learner. Instruction is designed in such as way that the learner takes active part in the process so that ,their progress and needs are evidenced and tailored for.

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Felicia Oamen Post 65 in reply to 1

11 Aug 2020, 13:00

LCE is important because this approach to teaching reflects the educationphilosophy that all pupils can actually learn and there is no hopeless situation as far as learning is concerned

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Helen Hendry Post 66 in reply to 65

13 Aug 2020, 16:07

Moderator

Thank you for these points Felicia and Josephine. I agree, it is so important that the learner is given the opportunity to take an active part in their learning and that the teacher views every child as having the potential to learn.

Dr. Rose W. Njoroge

ROSE Njoroge Post 67 in reply to 1

17 Aug 2020, 11:48

Learner centered education is important because it puts the learner at the center of education. This is by ensuring that learners are actively engaged in the teaching and learning process

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Rubai Ochieng Post 71 in reply to 1

19 Aug 2020, 17:45

LCE is important because it puts the needs of the learner into consideration

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Emmy Rotich Post 74 in reply to 1

22 Aug 2020, 21:52

LCE is important because of the following reasons

- it enhances active teaching and learning.

-It focuses on both the learner and the teacher

- It ensures learning takes place

- It promote learners participation i.e. in groups

-It encourages Co operations learning 

- It encourages collaborative learning

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Chimdiebere Joseph Post 75 in reply to 1

28 Aug 2020, 20:41

LCE is important because it's about an entirely new way of seeing, thinking about, and acting on education.

It focuses on three key aspects about the learner.

First, each learner is seen as being unique in meaningful ways. They have unique backgrounds, circumstances and starting points with unique strengths, challenges, interest and aspirations. All of these unique attributes call for unique responses from their learning system.

Second, each learner is seen as having unbounded potential. Potential that will unfold at it's own pace and in it's own way. Every single learner is a wonder to behold.

And finally, each learner is seen as having an innate desire to learn. The job of the education system, is to unleash that desire.

Indeed, the learner is at the center f the education process and actively engaged in his /het own learning.

Toluwase Olanipekun

Toluwase Olanipekun Post 76 in reply to 1

14 Sep 2020, 15:28

Learner centred education can be defined as education where the learners are the priority

LCE is important because it makes the learners the point of importance in teaching. the best approach to suit the student is used.

I don't think my current style is learner centred.

Discussion tags: active teaching and learning and lce, activity 2.1, lce - advantages for learners