Student-Centered Learning: Keys to Motivation and Persistence-Writing (TEAL)
This facilitated online course provides an overview of student-centered learning as well as strategies for moving toward student-centeredness in adult classrooms. Student-centered learning is an instructional approach that focuses on student needs, allowing students to influence the content, activities, materials, and pace of learning according to their interests and needs. In student-centered instruction, the student is placed at the center of the teaching/learning dynamic so that information transmission is secondary to students’ needs, abilities, interests, and learning preferences. In this way, the teacher in a student-centered writing classroom becomes a facilitator of learning rather than a transmitter of knowledge.