Student Focused Learning

Author: Darrel W. Staat
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1475854994
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This book gives educators a view into the kinds of methods to use in the twenty-first century. Higher Education will need to make a transition from what is accepted practice today, to what will become successful methods in the near future. The new emphasis places the student in the center of the educational process.

Student Focused Learning And Assessment

Author: Natasha A. Jankowski
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ISBN: 9781433180095
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"This contributed volume explores institutional and programmatic policies and practices which actively engage students as partners in improving student learning. This entails an examination of the degree to which students are partners in the assessment and learning processes and the characteristics of these partnerships. This volume showcases student partnerships, as well as presents a history of institutional culture affecting student learning, the role of students in teaching and learning, and brings student voices and perspectives to bare through research from a variety of institutional types. Case studies, current programs and activities, and a model for culturally-responsive assessment are highlighted to better understand student-focused learning and assessment. Implications for faculty, staff, and administrators are questioned. Overall, this volume links research to practice, and offers faculty, practitioners, and administrators different forms and methods of including students, while keeping issues of equity in mind"--

Becoming A Middle Level Teacher

Author: Cathy Vatterott
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
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Becoming A Middle Level Teacher outlines an approach to student focused instruction that can provide greater academic success for the most students, and at the same time, assist early adolescents in navigating the difficult transition of puberty. With over 50 learning activities in language arts, social studies, science, math, art, music, and physical education from 20 practicing middle school teachers, the text is full of examples of actual programs and practices from several outstanding middle schools.

Student Focused Learning Leader Kit

Author: Larry Thomas
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ISBN: 9781607313021
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Find practical ways to nudge your class members closer to God no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. In Student Focused Learning you'll follow a typical family as the progress from being casual seekers to being actively involved in Kingdom ministry. Through their story you'll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate these ideas into your teaching. And your growing class will be delighted that you're giving them what they want: good relationships, biblical teaching that will affect their lives, and a place where they feel they belong. The Leader Kit includes a student book with practical applications and reflection questions. The CD-ROM includes both English and Spanish versions of the following: leader guides, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts. System Requirements: PC-Windows 95 and PowerPoint 97 or later. Mac-System 8.5 and PowerPoint 98 or later.

University Teaching In Focus

Author: Lynne Hunt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415644062
File Size: 39,57 MB
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University Teaching in Focus provides a foundational springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities. Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality/leadership - this succinct resource offers university teachers a straightforward approach to facilitating effective student learning. The book empowers university teachers and contributes to their career success by developing teaching skills, strategies, and knowledge, as well as linking theory to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style by internationally acclaimed experts, topics include: learning theories, assessment, discipline-based teaching, curriculum design, problem-based and work-integrated learning, effective classroom teaching, and flexible modes of delivery. The needs of diverse student groups are explored and the scholarship of teaching and learning is addressed within a quality and leadership framework. The book also makes reference to seminal works and current resources. Real-world cases illuminate the theoretical content and 'Your Thoughts' sections encourage reflection and adaptation to local contexts. University Teaching in Focus explores ways that teachers can effectively engage students in life-long learning, extending their capacity to solve problems, to enter the workforce, to understand their discipline, and to interact positively with others in a global community throughout their professional lives.

Student Centered Virtual Learning Environments In Higher Education

Author: Boboc, Marius
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522557709
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Online and virtual education is continually integrated in university classrooms. While online learning provides a more cost-effective alternative for students, educators must also analyze the psychology of online learners and identify ways to support their growth and development in their respective instructional settings. Student-Centered Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education is a collection of innovative research that focuses on connecting contextual analyses of student-focused online instruction with quality assurance principles to improve higher education. Highlighting a range of topics including instructional design, professional development, and student engagement, this book is ideally designed for educators, software developers, instructional designers, educational administration, academicians, and students seeking current research on emerging principles and practices related to designing, implementing, and evaluating virtual teaching and learning.

Re Imagining The Nature Of Student Focused Learning Through Digital Technology

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Digital technology is frequently positioned as being central to the establishment of a ‘future focused’ education system that provides high quality student-focused learning opportunities and re-envisioned educational outcomes. While recognising the potential of technology, this paper explores some of the questions about its role in education and learning – in particular, how technology addresses issues of equity and social justice; what it means to design educational and learning experiences that are truly student-focused; and the potential for technology to dehumanise the learning process. The paper concludes with some considerations of how to integrate digital technology effectively into an education system.

Simple Powerful Strategies For Student Centered Learning

Author: George Martin Jacobs
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319257129
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This book reminds us teachers about all the little things we can do to be more student-centric. It shows teachers how to “walk the walk,” and shows teacher educators how to guide colleagues along a student-centered path. The book examines why we should and how we can promote student-student interaction to enable students to learn more and enjoy the process. It also offers simple but effective strategies for enhancing student motivation, a factor that many experts consider to be the most important determinant of success in educational endeavors. In addition, it examines diversity, particularly the many differences that exist among students, and explains simple, easy strategies for how this diversity can be not only taken into consideration, but actively celebrated.

Learner Centered Instruction

Author: Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412954983
File Size: 21,66 MB
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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.

Teaching In The Cracks

Author: Brian D. Schultz
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775681
File Size: 62,73 MB
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This engaging book shows how teachers and schools are creating emergent, democratic, progressive education amidst the current context of high stakes accountability. In this follow-up to his bestseller, Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way, Schultz explores how today’s rhetoric and restrictive mandates result in curriculum that fails to capture the attention of students. For meaningful learning that develops transferable skills and engages students, teachers and sometimes whole schools need to find spaces to “teach in the cracks” so that students can connect with issues relevant to their lives. Teaching in the Cracks provides both a theoretical and practical foundation for incorporating an action-focused curriculum that meets academic standards and provides students with opportunities for agency and to use their voices in their own learning. “Through compelling examples, Brian Schultz shares how educators can help students use their powers.” —From the Foreword by Deborah Meier, teacher, principal, and advocate “This book is an invitation to rethink teaching from top to bottom, to dive into classroom life as a passionate adventure in discovery and surprise.” —From the Afterword by William Ayers, education activist “For teachers who genuinely seek to make a difference through their work, this book will be a helpful resource.” —Pedro A. Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles

Student Centered Learning

Author: Bill Nave
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ISBN: 9781612508221
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What does student-centered learning look like in real-life classrooms? In this collection, educator Bill Nave and nine award-winning K 12 teachers tell the story of how and why they changed their teaching and redesigned their classrooms in order to reach every child. "Student-Centered Learning" argues that it is possible for all teachers no matter what setting they teach in to become extraordinary and for students to develop and realize their own unique personal goals. The teachers who speak from these pages bring the reader into the kinds of classrooms we hope to create for all students. They show that student-centered practice requires deep knowledge of the subject to be taught, a repertoire of instructional approaches, the ability to respond when one approach is not working, and the trust of their students. "Student-Centered Learning" is an inspiration and celebration of good practice. Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education "Student-Centered Learning" offers inspiring and practical ideas for redesigning instruction that puts the needs and interests of students first. Written by exemplary teachers who share their struggles and joys in creating student-centered classrooms, it is a must-read for all people preparing to teach, and for experienced teachers who are looking for a way to revitalize their practice and motivate students. Therese A. Dozier, director, Center for Teacher Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Education "Student-Centered Learning" is a deeply needed and timely work that takes us inside the classrooms of outstanding teachers. These educators share insightful strategies for making learning focused on individual needs. This book should be essential reading for every beginning educator, educator preparer, and educators seeking to grow their practice. Katherine Bassett, executive director and CEO, National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and New Jersey State Teacher of the Year 2000 Bill Nave is a program evaluation and research consultant based in Maine. From 1968 to 1993, he taught sixth through twelfth grade science to students in New York and Maine and created programs for at-risk students and high school dropouts. He was selected as Maine s 1990 Teacher of the Year, and was a finalist for National Teacher of the Year."

Transforming Curriculum Through Teacher Learner Partnerships

Author: Nair, Pradeep
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1799864472
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Empowering learners for life requires a fundamental shift in higher education curriculum design. New priorities, pedagogies, technologies, spaces, and assessment strategies are required to enable learners to take ownership of their learning. “Student-centeredness” concepts are still prescriptive in nature as most decisions on curriculum, assessment, teaching, and learning approaches are still teacher-centric. Teachers are developing student-centered learning environments without the involvement of the learners in the planning, decision making, and/or design process. In addition, some lecturers are still practicing the traditional approaches of content delivery and conventional assessment methods rather than experimenting with innovative practices suited for student-centered approaches. Therefore, there is an ongoing need for research focused on the importance and effectiveness of a paradigm shift in education that involves student-teacher partnerships, fueled by innovative teaching and learning designs, where students take an active role and contribute as partners in learning. Transforming Curriculum Through Teacher-Learner Partnerships captures experiences and evidence among teachers in exploring the possibility of active student participation in curriculum design, delivery, and assessment through teacher-learner partnership. The chapters address issues of teacher-learner partnerships in designing the learning environment and how student-centered methods create resilient, adaptable, and future-capable learners. While highlighting topics within this scope such as learner autonomy, learning performance, self-efficacy, and teaching pedagogy, this book is ideally intended for teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in issues related to the teacher-learner partnership.

Learner Centered Assessment On College Campuses

Author: Mary E. Huba
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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"This resource is a well constructed introduction to learner-centered assessment, complete with practical, ready-to-implement assessment techniques. Designed to bring you up to speed quickly, the book is grounded in the principles of constructivist learning theory and continuous improvement. It helps you to connect with what you already know about assessment, integrate that knowledge with new information, and try new approaches to enhance your students' learning. You see clearly what it means to shift from a teacher-centered paradigm of instruction to a learner-centered paradigm."--BOOK JACKET.

Learner Centered Classroom Practices And Assessments

Author: Barbara L. McCombs
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412926912
File Size: 30,88 MB
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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.

Introduction To Teaching

Author: James Johnson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742565760
File Size: 75,95 MB
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Introduction to Teaching: Helping Students Learn provides students and instructors with the tools with which they can achieve the many goals of today's Introduction to Education course or its equivalent. The book introduces prospective teachers to the dynamic world of teaching and learning and to the realities of the classroom experience by providing engaging student-focused activities, rich real-life examples, and thoughtful reflective exercises that will encourage students to think critically and to develop their own ideas and personal philosophy of education. This active learning approach enables prospective teachers to develop both a knowledge core about education and the critical tools they will need to meet the challenges they will face as educators in today's fast-paced, highly connected society. By exposing students to the realities of teaching, the book will help students decide if teaching is the right career for them. This text is built around two themes that are central to an exploration of the professional education field: student learning and diverse voices. As students consider a teaching career, it is important that they not lose sight of what is the most fundamental goal of education—to help students learn. The text will encourage students to examine each aspect of education as it relates to student learning. Additionally, as students explore the possibilities in being a teacher, they will begin to develop their own philosophy of education. This text will provide the prospective teacher with opportunities to explore multiple perspectives on a variety of issues of importance to today's teachers, and encourage the reader to develop his or her own personal voice as an educator and to make that voice heard in the educational community.

The Learner Centered Classroom And School

Author: Barbara L. McCombs
Editor: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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The Learner-Centered Classroom and Schools shows educators and administrators how they can create classrooms and schools that foster student motivation, learning, and achievement. The learner-centered approach provides a dual focus on both learner and learning. It focuses on learners by respecting them, trusting them to be responsible for their own learning, and designing practices that are sensitive to individual needs, abilities, and interests. It focuses on learning by designing practices that help students meet high academic standards in challenging, personally relevant, and important content areas. The book is filled with useful examples and practical suggestions for implementing learner-centered concepts in any school or classroom. It will help educators examine beliefs and assumptions related to learner-centered practices and make changes that enhance student motivation and achievement.

Monitoring Student Focus In A Learning Environment

Author: Lawrence Jason Berger
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An indication of a portion of a lesson to be viewed by students is received. Computing devices of the students are notified that the portion of the lesson is to be viewed and student interaction information that indicates whether the students are viewing the portion of the lesson plan on the computing devices is received. An amount of the students viewing the portion of the lesson is determined based on the student interaction information and task information that indicates the determined amount of the students that are viewing the portion of the lesson is provided.

Collaborative Analysis Of Student Work

Author: Georgea M. Langer
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 0871207842
File Size: 76,61 MB
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Offers an approach to staff development that challenges teachers to examine their beliefs about what students can do and helps them identify which teaching methods are working most successfully.

The Routledge International Handbook Of Student Centered Learning And Teaching In Higher Education

Author: Sabine Hoidn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429535058
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The movement away from teacher-centered toward student-centered learning and teaching (SCLT) in higher education has intensified in recent decades. Yet in spite of its widespread use in literature and policy documents, SCLT remains somewhat poorly defined, under-researched and often misinterpreted. Against this backdrop, The Routledge International Handbook of Student-Centered Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offers an original, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the fundamentals of SCLT and its discussion and applications in policy and practice. Bringing together 71 scholars from around the world, the volume offers a most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the fundamentals of SCLT and its applications in policy and practice; provides beacons of good practice that display how instructional expertise manifests itself in the quality of classroom learning and teaching and in the institutional environment; and critically discusses challenges, new directions and developments in pedagogy, course and study program design, classroom practice, assessment and institutional policy. An essential resource, this book uniquely offers researchers, educators and students in higher education new insights into the roots, latest thinking, practices and evidence surrounding SCLT in higher education.