of thinking about teaching and learning that emphasize student responsibility
and activity in learning rather than content or what the teachers are doing.
Essentially student-centred learning has student responsibility and activity at
its heart, in contrast to a strong emphasis on teacher control and coverage of
academic content found in much conventional, didactic teaching”.
True; however it represents quite a shift from the " be quiet, listen and take down notes" regime. The learners are likely to need quite some encouragement so as to freely throw in their ideas once they realize they are truly valued. I'm looking forward to the new semester.
This is a helpful definition Zainab, but it also highlights one of the significant challenges for teachers. if students have been discouraged from talking or sharing ideas ('don't copy her work') it is quite a big shift for them! Do you have any specific strategies for helping learners to adapt to new approaches?