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