About This Chapter
Student-Centered Teaching Strategies - Chapter Summary
This chapter shows you strategies for student-centered teaching that will help you better focus on student learning. The lessons in this chapter include topics like:
- Student-centered instruction
- Cooperative learning
- Project-based learning
- Independent learning
- Teaching for cross-cultural environments
Our instructors will lead you through a series of lessons aimed at improving your instruction abilities. The essential skills and methods necessary for a student-centered classroom will be reinforced with lesson quizzes. You can further test your knowledge with the end-of-chapter exam. Throughout the chapter, ask instructors questions if you hit a rough spot.
How It Helps
- Improves instruction: You'll discover methods and strategies that will help you instruct your students more effectively.
- Incorporates activities: Find ideas for projects and independent learning activities.
- Enhances cultural sensitivity: Development of cultural awareness will allow you to make all students feel at home in your classroom.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand the basics of student-centered learning
- Apply the different elements of cooperative learning
- Use activities for project-based learning
- Implement lesson plans focused on independent learning
- Engage in culturally relevant teaching practices
1. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits
Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.
2. What is Cooperative Learning? - Definition & Methods
Find out what cooperative learning is and learn about its different elements. Examine how to apply cooperative learning methods in the classroom. After the lesson, you can test your understanding with a quiz.
3. Project-Based Learning Activities: Types & Examples
Project-based learning is a great way to engage students in authentic application of knowledge and skills. This lesson gives you some ideas for different kinds of project-based learning activities you can incorporate into the classroom.
4. Independent Learning Strategies
Learn about strategies teachers can use to help their students build independent learning skills. Included are the foundations of a good independent learning lesson and some examples of activities teachers can easily implement.
5. Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition
This lesson will define culturally relevant teaching and illustrate how this approach to instruction can boost student engagement, increase students' feeling of belonging within their school, and positively impact student achievement.
6. Student-Centered Learning Activities for Social Studies
Student-centered learning helps your students become more invested in their education. This lesson discusses several activities to help create an educational atmosphere that drives students to learn.
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