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Student-Centered Learning Sparks Creative Discovery
- March 2, 2017
- Posted by: yorktown
- Category: Student-Centered Learning
What does it take to motivate a student from being a passive receiver of information to being an active participant in their own discovery process?
It’s called student-centered learning; also known as learner-centered education.
In the most basic terms, it shifts the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. The concept encompasses a wide variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies that are focused on the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students and groups of students.
What students learn and how they learn it is driven by each student’s needs and abilities. Assessment of their learning is also determined on an individual basis, not on age or grade.
When students take responsibility for their own learning, they become explorers capable of leveraging their curiosity to solve real-world problems. Technology allows for an unprecedented level of personalized learning, with valuable opportunities to monitor progress and engagement, follow student thinking, and digitally assess competencies. When schools effectively leverage both technology and instruction, both students and teachers benefit from it and are empowered to make decisions about their own learning and teaching.
We believe that by recognizing the personal learning styles of each student they are enabled to reach their full potential. At Yorktown Education, our students are encouraged to advance academically at earlier ages through a curriculum that fosters thinking with depth and complexity. Students work in smaller groups and get personalized attention. Students are more relaxed in a learning environment which allows them to better absorb and retain newly discovered information.