# Student Centered vs. Teacher Centered

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Student Centered vs. Teacher Centered. How are they similar? How are they different?. By: Erin McGregor. Benefiting the Students. Studies have shown that students put-forth greater effort when working in groups that are student centered, rather than teacher centered. - PowerPoint PPT PresentationTRANSCRIPT

Student Centered vs. Teacher CenteredHow are they similar?How are they different?By: Erin McGregor

Benefiting the StudentsStudies have shown that students put-forth greater effort when working in groups that are student centered, rather than teacher centered. Studies have shown that student centered groups scored on the average higher, than the teacher centered groups.Students will be able to learn new ways to solve the problem from their peers.Students will aid other students through processes and strategies.Students will feel more comfortable, take chances, and express themselves more freely in groups.Gives the students ownership of their ideas and justify answers to their group members. Students create their own understanding of a concept.

Kevin LoPresto - What studies? need to cite them.

Differences

Teacher Centered

Focuses on procedure

Ex. 4 + 5 = 9Abstract is shown, and process is memorized.

Student CenteredThe focus in on the childs thinkingEx. Manipulatives are given to the students to aid in solving the problem.Concrete, abstract, and pictorial.Ex. Using blocks if needed.

Teacher Centered

The teacher is the instructor and the decision maker

Ex. -Right and WrongStudent Centered

The teacher is the facilitator and guide, and the students are the decision makers

Ex. -Student created -Choices!

Teacher Centered

Pedagogy Based on Standards-Curriculum centered

Student Centered

Pedagogy - Based on Constructivism prior knowledge

Kevin LoPresto - the content that is taught is based on state, district standards. How they are taught is what differentiates thems.

Teacher Centered

Relies more on the textbook and lecture

Ex. Go to page 24 and do the problems.

Student Centered

Highlights real life examplesUse problems that tie into the students lives that they can relate to and find interesting.

Ex. Children that live in Japan will find the area of a rice field vs. the area of a parking lot. .

Teacher Centered

Rote knowledgeStudent Centered

Experiential knowledgeFor example: Using manipulatives and other problem solving methods and experimental ways of solving problems. The implementation of the students prior knowledge.

Ex. Please solve the problem however you would like.Learning a procedure without truly understanding the material. For example memorizing the steps of right to left subtraction without knowing the meaning of place value.

Ex. You add the ones place first because I said so.

Teacher CenteredIsolated teaching and learning

Passive LearningEx. Students who know answers raise their hands, other are easily overlooked.

Student CenteredCollaboration

Active LearningEx. Children learn to take risks.

Teacher Centered

Learning takes place in the classroom

Ex. I had $5,000,000 and lost $1,203,200 of it. How much do I have left?

Student CenteredLearning extends beyond the classroom-Students are able to relate problems and strategies to their lives.Ex. Use fake money within the classroom which earns them rewards saving money = greater reward.

Similarities

The objective is to teach the child to understand the concept!

The teacher corrects the child when he or she is incorrect.

The teacher is present to overlook the childs work, and help guide the child in the right direction.

ReferencesMarino, Jay. Quality in Education. 2006. Retrieved on February 1, 2007 from http://www4.asq.org/blogs/edu/2006/06/student_centered_vs_teacher_ce.htmlPearson Education. Inc. Teacher Vision. 2000-2007. Retrieved on February 1, 2007 from http://www.teachervision.fen.com/teaching-methods/curriculum-planning/4786.htmlVan De Walle, John A. Pearson Education. Inc. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally. 2007. Chapter 3, Pages 22-34.

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