Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice

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John Wiley & Sons, May 2, 2008 - Education - 288 pages
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In this much needed resource, Maryellen Weimer-one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching-offers a comprehensive work on the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom. As the author explains, learner-centered teaching focuses attention on what the student is learning, how the student is learning, the conditions under which the student is learning, whether the student is retaining and applying the learning, and how current learning positions the student for future learning. To help educators accomplish the goals of learner-centered teaching, this important book presents the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach, and how this approach transforms the college classroom environment. "Learner-Centered Teaching" shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone. Learner-Centered Teaching also offers well researched advice for educators who want to transition to a learner-centered approach in their classrooms and Identifies the steps to take to put into place learner-centered policies and practices Provides a theoretical foundation for the learner-centered approach Outlines a positive way to improve teaching Throughout the book, Weimer clearly illustrates the difference between teacher-centered and learner-centered instruction and offers practical strategies for creating learner-centered courses.
 

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Review: Learner-Centered Teaching

User Review  - George Woodbury - Goodreads

Another book inspired by Redesigning Community Colleges. Great ideas for student-centered learning, covering research and practical applications. Love the really open syllabus idea where students can decide how they will accumulate points. Another worthy pre-semester read. Read full review

Review: Learner-Centered Teaching

User Review  - Toby - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book, but I bought with the feeling that I wasn't going to get much out of it. I've read a number of books and papers about teaching and learning, and so from reading the ... Read full review

Contents

Lessons on Learning
1
What Changes When Teaching Is LearnerCentered?
21
The Balance of Power
23
The Function of Content
46
The Role of the Teacher
72
The Responsibility for Learning
95
The Purpose and Processes of Evaluation
119
Implementing the LearnerCentered Approach
147
Taking a Developmental Approach
167
Making LearnerCentered Teaching Work
184
Syllabus and Learning Log
203
Handouts That Develop Learning Skills
213
Reading Lists
224
References
233
Index
243
Copyright

Responding to Resistance
149

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About the author (2008)

Maryellen Weimer is associate professor of teaching and learning at the Berks- Lehigh Valley College of the Pennsylvania State University and is editor-in-chief of The Teaching Professor newsletter. She has author and coauthored numerous books including Teaching on Solid Ground: Using Scholarship to Improve Practice and Improving College Teaching: Strategies for Developing Instructional Effectiveness both from Jossey-Bass.

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