Here's How - Shifts in the Online Classroom

The concept of student-centered learning has been credited as early as 1905 to Hayward and in 1956 to Dewey's work (O'Sullivan, 2003).

It is also associated with the work of Piaget, and more recently, Malcolm Knowles (Burnard, 1999; Rogoff, 1999).

Carl Rogers argues that the shift in power from the expert teacher to the student learner is driven by a need to change the traditional environment - this 'so-called educational atmosphere, [within which] students become passive, apathetic and bored' (Rogers, 1983).

Which do you think best characterizes your style of teaching?

Read the overview to see: Teacher-Centered or Student-Centered.


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