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The Learner Centered Curriculum

Author : Roxanne Cullen
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Praise for The Learner-Centered Curriculum "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a clear and practical framework for addressing the root of the problems of today's universities. The authors provide a lucid, actionable, and evidence-based prescription for building an integrated learning system to replace the hodgepodge of miscellany that we have inherited. They illustrate the kind of conversations and transformations that could raise the value of and change the prospects for higher education."—John Tagg, author, The Learning Paradigm College "This book offers a powerful, realistic, and much-needed plan for changing how learning happens in higher education. Anyone concerned about improving teaching and students' learning needs to read this book!"—Terry Doyle, author, Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment "To help achieve the imperative to make our universities more learner-centered, the authors focus on curriculum redesign and offer a solid theoretical approach combined with applied skills that institutional leaders and faculty can use to attain their goals. Shared governance, autonomous learning, assessment, technology, and physical space are among the elements discussed in this excellent book that universities will need to consider when developing a new curriculum that is more learner-centered."—Jolene Koester, president, California State University, Northridge "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a thought-provoking resource with the compelling advantages and frameworks to create twenty-first-century student-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered, and community-centered curriculum. This is a must-read for faculty and administrators committed to transforming their curriculum in order to educate better prepared graduates."—Deborah L. Ford, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside "This is the book that I have been looking for. Written by three leaders who have done the heavy lifting of leading real change, it's a book for every academic leader who understands that innovation is essential to the future of higher education."—Earl H. Potter, III, president, St. Cloud State University

The Learner Centred Curriculum

Author : David Nunan
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This book looks at the curriculum from a teacher's perspective and reports on what instructors focus on in planning, implementing, and evaluating language courses.

Developing Learner Centered Teaching

Author : Phyllis Blumberg
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Developing Learner-Centered Teaching Developing Learner-Centered Teaching offers a step-by-step plan for transforming any course from teacher-centered to the more engaging learner-centered model. Filled with self-assessments and worksheets that are based on each of the five practices identified in Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching, this groundbreaking book gives instructors, faculty developers, and instructional designers a practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action. Praise for Developing Learner-Centered Teaching "Developing Learner-Centered Teaching is an immediately usable book that provides a clear-cut framework for transitioning to learner-centered teaching. As a college teacher and teacher of teachers, Blumberg skillfully takes the reader step-by-step through a practical system, replete with practical, classroom-tested strategies, for making a course more learner-centered. I'm looking forward to adapting a range of valuable strategies for my own classroom and sharing them with my colleagues." --Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for faculty development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Faculty are hungry for practical teaching approaches, based on sound theories, that they can apply to their classrooms and online learning environments. This book squarely addresses the need for transforming courses to a learner-centered approach. Building on Maryellen Weimer's groundbreaking work, Phyllis Blumberg offers faculty a series of directed rubrics allowing them to work through all levels of the Weimer model. Best of all, because she recognizes that change must be incremental, she has designed rubrics that encourage faculty to progress as their comfort levels allow. This is a 'must-have' book for faculty, administrators, and faculty developers!" --Barbara J. Millis, director, TEAM Center at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and coauthor, The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach, Second Edition "More and more faculty see the value of becoming learner-centered teachers. As they do, this excellent book by Phyllis Blumberg will offer them both a rubric for assessing their progress and specific practical suggestions for transforming their teaching--and student learning!" --Dee Fink, Dee Fink & Associates Consulting Services; author, Creating Significant Learning Experiences; and former president, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Implementing the Learner Centered Curriculum

Author : Jill Burton
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Learner Centered Teaching

Author : Maryellen Weimer
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In this much needed resource, Maryellen Weimer-one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching-offers a comprehensive work on the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom. As the author explains, learner-centered teaching focuses attention on what the student is learning, how the student is learning, the conditions under which the student is learning, whether the student is retaining and applying the learning, and how current learning positions the student for future learning. To help educators accomplish the goals of learner-centered teaching, this important book presents the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach, and how this approach transforms the college classroom environment. Learner-Centered Teaching shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone.

Learner Centered Instruction

Author : Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White
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Learner-Centered Instruction: Building Relationships for Student Success is a supplementary text that provides a practical yet comprehensive explanation of learner-centered instruction, the empirically supported methods associated with strong teacher-student relationships. The text is primarily intended to help K-12 preservice and inservice teachers understand and realize the benefits of learner-centered instruction (LCI) strategies. While this new text reviews common topics in instruction and classroom management, it is distinct from other texts in its focus on the elements and effects of teacher-student relationships. Learner-Centered Instruction is firmly rooted in research, yet written in an accessible style that brings to life the human dimensions and value of these relationships.

The learner centered curriculum

Author : Roxanne Cullen
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The Learner Centered Curriculum

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PRAISE FOR THE LEARNER-CENTERED CURRICULUM "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a clear and practical framework for addressing the root of the problems of today's universities. The authors provide a lucid, actionable, and evidence-based prescription for building an integrated learning system to replace the hodgepodge of miscellany that we have inherited. They illustrate the kind of conversations and transformations that could raise the value of and change the prospects for higher education." —JOHN TAGG, author, The Learning Paradigm College "This book offers a powerful, realistic, and much-needed plan for changing how learning happens in higher education. Anyone concerned about improving teaching and students' learning needs to read this book!" —TERRY DOYLE, author, Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment "To help achieve the imperative to make our universities more learner-centered, the authors focus on curriculum redesign and offer a solid theoretical approach combined with applied skills that institutional leaders and faculty can use to attain their goals. Shared governance, autonomous learning, assessment, technology, and physical space are among the elements discussed in this excellent book that universities will need to consider when developing a new curriculum that is more learner-centered." —JOLENE KOESTER, president, California State University, Northridge "Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a thought-provoking resource with the compelling advantages and frameworks to create twenty-first-century student-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered, and community-centered curriculum. This is a must-read for faculty and administrators committed to transforming their curriculum in order to educate better prepared graduates." —DEBORAH L. FORD, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside "This is the book that I have been looking for. Written by three leaders who have done the heavy lifting of leading real change, it's a book for every academic leader who understands that innovation is essential to the future of higher education." —EARL H. POTTER, III, president, St. Cloud State University

Creating a Learner centred Primary Classroom

Author : Kath Murdoch
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Creating a Learner-centred Primary Classroom is an essential resource to improve teaching practice, examining the key elements that contribute to a learner-centred classroom and offering strategies to encourage children to take a shared role in their learning. Including case studies describing teachers’ methods for linking theory to practice, this user-friendly, photocopiable resource demonstrates how to: construct a learning community encourage collaborative learning share strategies for engaging individual learners provide a scaffold for strategic thinking in the classroom link assessment procedures to learning showcase the practice and outcomes of purposeful curriculum planning. Any teacher who wants to practically tailor their teaching practice to meet the needs of individual learners will find this an invaluable resource.

The learner centered curriculum and its feasability sic in the ESL classroom

Author : Francis Edward Cronin
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Teaching Kindergarten

Author : Julie Diamond
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Todays kindergarten teachers face enormous challenges to reach district-mandated academic standards. This book presents a model for 21st-century kindergartens that is rooted in child-centered learning and also shaped by the needs and goals of the present day. Classroom teachers working with diverse populations of students and focusing on issues of social justice provide vivid descriptions of classroom life across urban and rural communities. Teacher reflections and commentary from the editors link teacher decisions to principles of good practice. Teaching Kindergarten illustrates how a progressive, learning-centered approach can not only meet the equity and accountability goals of the Common Core State Standards but go well beyond that to educate the whole child.

Learner Autonomy and Learner centered Curriculum

Author : Yoshi-Aki Makita
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Curriculum Integration Learner centered and Curriculum centered Approaches in a High School Mathematics Course

Author : Alicia R. Martin
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The quantitative purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not learner-centered curriculum and integrated curriculum will significantly improve students' achievement and self-efficacy in mathematics. The qualitative purpose of this study was to understand how students' perceptions about learner-centered curriculum and integrated curriculum impact their achievement and self-efficacy in mathematics. There were 120 Algebra II students from Achievers High School. The study was conducted during the 2010-2011 school year. Four pre-existing classes were assessed through the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES) test as a pre-test and as a post-test. The researcher conducted focus group interviews and recorded self-reflective notes in a researcher's journal for each class. A quasi-experimental design was used to explore the effects of the learner-centered and integrated curriculum compared to the traditional, curriculum-centered approach on students' achievement and self-efficacy. The independent variables were the type of curriculum (learner-centered vs. curriculum centered) and the style of curriculum integration (instruction with integration vs. instruction without integration). The dependent variables were assessed using the TAKS and MSES. There were two 2 X 2 Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) tests used to analyze the data. Statistical significance was determined at the .05 level of significance. The results indicated that the interaction between the learner-centered curriculum and curriculum integration significantly improved students' achievement but not their self-efficacy in mathematics. An additional finding revealed a significant difference in scores on the TAKS but not on the MSES between high school students who are instructed with curriculum integration and those who receive instruction without integration. It was also found that there was no significant difference in scores on the TAKS and MSES between high school students who were instructed with the curriculum-centered approach and those who are instructed with the learner-centered curriculum.

The learner centred curriculum

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Teaching in the Sciences

Author : Acram Taji
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Gain a clear understanding of what effective teachers do—and how successful students learn Over the past 20 years, a greater concentration on research aimed at both teaching and learning has revealed that “chalk and talk” teaching, copying notes, and “cookbook” practical lessons offer little challenge to students. Teaching in the Sciences: Learner-Centered Approaches steers the learning process away from traditional modes of instruction to a more student-centered, activity-based curriculum that makes science relevant, engaging, and interesting. This innovative book helps educators bring out the best in their students—and themselves—by identifying and meeting students’ needs and providing environments that encourage active, strategic learning. Helpful tables and figures make complex information easy to access and understand. Rather than focusing on teaching methods that merely deal in the content of life science, Teaching in the Sciences: Learner-Centered Approaches promotes a deep learning designed to develop critical and skilled learners. This collection of frank and thoughtful empirically based papers places greater emphasis on learning environments and social interaction patterns, assessment processes, and perceptions of students and teachers in a range of learning and teaching settings in the life sciences. The book presents strategies for mentoring and assessing students, assessments of learning outcomes, innovative approaches to curriculum design, constructivist approaches to teaching science, how to use technology to support learning, and practical examples of learner-centered teaching that mark important steps on a journey to transform the learning process. Teaching in the Sciences: Learner-Centered Approaches examines: using broadband videoconferencing for distance learning in tertiary science assessing for learning in the crucial first year of university studies using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in molecular science applying ICT to provide student feedback teaching biostatistics in the environmental life sciences developing metacognition and problem-solving skills in students the evolution of metAHEAD, an online resource that supports strategy development and self-monitoring in problem solving the development of a problem-based learning approach (PBL) for students in environmental science and natural resource management and much more! While largely centered on the context of undergraduate science instruction, Teaching in the Sciences: Learner-Centered Approaches is filled with valuable lessons for all educators working with students in the pursuit of powerful, effective, and lasting learning.

Learner Centered Design of Computing Education

Author : Mark Guzdial
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Computing education is in enormous demand. Many students (both children and adult) are realizing that they will need programming in the future. This book presents the argument that they are not all going to use programming in the same way and for the same purposes. What do we mean when we talk about teaching everyone to program? When we target a broad audience, should we have the same goals as computer science education for professional software developers? How do we design computing education that works for everyone? This book proposes use of a learner-centered design approach to create computing education for a broad audience. It considers several reasons for teaching computing to everyone and how the different reasons lead to different choices about learning goals and teaching methods. The book reviews the history of the idea that programming isn’t just for the professional software developer. It uses research studies on teaching computing in liberal arts programs, to graphic designers, to high school teachers, in order to explore the idea that computer science for everyone requires us to re-think how we teach and what we teach. The conclusion describes how we might create computing education for everyone.

Moving to a Learner centered Practice in a Community College School of Business Program

Author : Kimberlea A. Grimes
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Five years ago a Canadian Community College School of Business program undertook the task of redesigning its curriculum using feedback from focus groups with local leaders from a wide variety of businesses. The feedback indicated a perceived need to create a better way of teaching the college learner. The college began to look for a more effective way to address the needs of the college learner, and learner-centered theory became a starting point in the process. One approach, learner-centered reform, has become a part of a larger process involving curriculum, institutional, and pedagogical reform in undergraduate education (Barr & Tagg, 1995; O'Banion, 1999; Parekh, 2007). A learner-centered curriculum takes time, collective energy of all involved, and resources (Hubball, Gold, Mighty, & Britnell, 2007). This redesign took place over an 18-month period with faculty from each of the programs along with a facilitator for the process. The approach of "What do learners need to be able to do when they graduate?" was at the forefront of the planning process. It was critical that the outcomes that were created have meaning and be relevant to the learner in a professional and individual context (Hubball & Burt, 2004). The work of this thesis is to map the curriculum looking for any gaps or areas of concern prior to conducting online surveys with faculty and learners. The questions addressed in this study are: (1) Was this curriculum change learner-centered? (2) Did the faculty feel the curriculum was effective? (3) Did the curriculum change serve the needs of the learners? These questions are addressed through a curriculum mapping exercise and two online surveys, one for faculty and one for learners. The results of the surveys were supportive of learner-centered theory occurring in this college curriculum. The results did show some differences among the three School of Business programs. It is these results that are discussed in this thesis.

Learner Centered Classroom Practices and Assessments

Author : Barbara L. McCombs
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Using core principles of educational psychology, this teacher-friendly guide features instructional strategies, assessment tools, and interactive training exercises that support student growth, development, and achievement.

Learner Centered Curriculum Sample Set

Author : Jearlean Osborne
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The Learner at the Center of Curriculum

Author : Beverly Falk
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