Presentation on theme: "W HAT IS S TUDENT -C ENTERED L EARNING ? Emily Richmond Education Writers Association."— Presentation transcript:
W HAT IS S TUDENT -C ENTERED L EARNING ? Emily Richmond Education Writers Association
W HILE THE DEFINITION IS EVOLVING, STUDENT - CENTERED LEARNING HAS FOUR BASIC TENETS 1. Instruction is personalized; 2. Students advance as they demonstrate competency; 3. There is flexibility in where and when students learn; 4. Student input is a factor in the instructional design. Sources: Nellie Mae Education Foundation; Students At the Center; The Glossary of Education Reform
“A LL SQUARES ARE RECTANGLES. N OT ALL RECTANGLES ARE SQUARES.” Student-centered learning and personalized learning are not synonymous It’s possible for personalized learning to NOT be student-centered. However, student-centered learning is always personalized
I S THIS STUDENT - CENTERED LEARNING ? High school students have the opportunity to access online, competency-based instruction and earn credits toward graduation. YES! The principal decides that all students in Classroom A will use an online program to learn Spanish. Students in Classroom B will take online geometry. NO! The software program is available only in the on-campus computer lab, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. NO!
F OR MORE ON STUDENT - CENTERED LEARNING Education Writers Association Topics page www.ewa.org/topics/student-centered-learning The Glossary of Education Reform www.edglossary.org/student-centered-learning/ Nellie Mae Education Foundation www.nmef.org Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) www.edpolicy.stanford.edu Students At the Center www.studentsatthecenter.org