Student-centric learning includes methods of teaching focusing instruction to the students. It aims to develop learner’s independence by putting learning responsibility in the hands of learners. Most teachers are still using the teacher-centric approach and do not create such opportunities for the learner to be involved in their learning. These teachers do not focus on skills and practices that enable lifelong learning and independent problem solving; they choose what students will learn, how the students will learn and how students will be assessed on the learning.
Student-centric learning puts students' interests and needs first, acknowledging student efforts as central to the learning experience. Student-centric learning requires students to be active, responsible in their own learning and with their own pace of learning.
Upon the completion of this unit, teachers will acquire competencies to identify technologies which will help them to support the learner-centric approach.
This unit includes the following topics:
How student-centered is different from teacher-centered learning.
· What students want from school in order to learn in the ICT based environment
Using the SAMR model to plan the integration of ICT into the student-centric lesson
· Technology options to support student-centric approaches to learning