Student centred learning

groupwork

Most teachers would acknowledge that a shift to a student-centred learning and teaching style (e.g. group work, problem solving, critical thinking) increases student learning.

In this approach, students have increased responsibility for their own learning by actively engaging with the process. Both group work and e-learning work well with this approach:

  • The instructor moves from provider to facilitator of knowledge.
  • The different learning styles of students are catered for.
  • You can use innovative learning and teaching practices (e.g. online work, blended
    methods) and other forms of interaction with the content.
  • Students are presented with variety and choice.
  • Collaboration, cooperation and interaction are increased.
  • You can implement problem based learning and critical thinking.
  • Self and peer assessment become important.
  • The variety of assessment choices is increased.