|Student-centred learning shifts the focus from teacher to student. Educators who use this approach seek to understand learners’ values and teach based on those values. Students are involved in the planning, execution and assessment of their learning, making it meaningful and applicable to their personal needs and interests.Active participation in student-centred classrooms is shown to increase motivation, improve achievement and create a positive learning experience. If you’re looking to implement student-centred activities and practices into your classroom, check out these tips and best practices.|
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Countless other ways exist to focus on student-centred learning in your classroom. Regardless of which methods you use, parent buy-in will be of utmost importance. Consider introducing student-centred learning concepts in newsletters and at parent-teacher conferences. Encourage involvement at home, too. Clip together regular updates and ideas for at-home learning for easy access.
Student-centred learning benefits students and teachers alike. Learners become active, engaged participants in their education, and educators are able to more effectively reach and teach students. It’s a win for all!
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