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  • 1. Student-Centered Classroom Abdeslam Badre 06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] Outline

2. Outline:

  • Introduction: Defining Student-centered Approach
  • The value of the Approach
  • The underlying theories constituting the Approach
  • Implementation techniques of the Approach

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] In one minute 3. In one minute

  • What is Student-Centered Teaching Approach?

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] Task 1 4. TASK 1 06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] Definition 5. Learning centered teaching

  • Focuses on student learning rather than the teachers teaching
  • Includes eclectic teaching method

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] Myth 6. Myths about learning centered teaching

  • Can only be implemented in small classes
  • Can only be implemented in upper level or graduate classes
  • Reduces the rigor of the courses

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] value of the method 7. Why implementing learning centered teaching?

  • Increases student engagement with the content
  • Increases student learning and long-term retention
  • Students develop meta-learning strategies
  • Fosters students self-realization skills

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] 5 underlying aspects 8. The underlying theories constituting the approach

  • TASK 2

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] 5 underlying aspects 9. 06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] 10. The functions of content

  • In addition to building a knowledge base, the content facilitates students to:
  • Practice using ways of thinking in the discipline
  • Optimizes problems-solving skills
  • Understand the function of the content
  • Build discipline-specific learning methodologies
  • Build an appreciation for value of content

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] role of teacher 11. The role of the teacher

  • The teacher should create an environment that:
  • Fosters students learning
  • Accommodates different learning styles
  • Motivates students to accept responsibility for learning
  • Explicitly aligns objectives, teaching methods and assessment consistently
  • Utilizes multiple teaching techniques appropriate for student learning goals
  • Designs activities in which students interact with the material, the teacher and each other
  • Inspires and encourages student ownership of learning

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] responsibility of learners 12. The responsibility of learners

  • Responsibility is shared between the teacher and the students
  • Students develop learning skills for further learning
  • become self-directed lifelong learners
  • can and do assess their own learning
  • become proficient at self-assessment

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] purpose of evaluation 13. The purposes of evaluation

  • Formative assessment with constructive feedback
  • Peer and self-assessment
  • Students encouraged to justify their answers
  • Students and teachers agree on feedback timeframes
  • Authentic assessment is used throughout

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] balance of power 14. The Balance of Power

  • Students are encouraged to explore additional content
  • Students are encouraged to express alternative perspectives whenever appropriate
  • Policies, deadlines are negotiated
  • Students take advantage of opportunities to learn
  • Most importantly reduces the affective filter, especially among introvert learners.

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] implementations 15. Implementation Techniques

  • Provide CLEAR and Precise instructions of every activity
  • Involve students in the various phases of the teaching-learning process
  • Adapt activities consistent with students age/level/and interests
  • Involve students in Designing class activities
  • Provide students with prerequisite materials for task accomplishments
  • Try to reduce your TTT as well as your interventions
  • Encourage peer collaboration whenever you are called on.

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] lets do it 16. Lets Do It!!

  • TASK 3

06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address] 17. Good Luck! 06/26/10 Abdeslam Badre -[email_address]

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