What is learner centered instruction (LCI)?

The world has changed and the model of learning has changed, too. The current system is working. Then, learner centered instruction is to make students responsible of their own learning, excel high levels, engage them and incorporate students skills and interests into the learning process.

What is the main role of the teacher in LCI?

The role of the teacher in LCI is to create a learning environment that resembles as much possible as the one in which students learned their first language. It means an environment where students feel comfortable to work and learn a foreign language.

The 4 key principles of student cantered learning.

The four key principles are:

1. Learning is personalized. The teacher must know know the students and has a good relationship with them and meet students where they are in the development.

2. Learning is competency-based. Learning is about information and skills that student has mastered and not just moving into curriculum and student can perceive all pace in every subject and teacher responds individual needs and challenges and enable teacher respond individual needs and challenges.

3. Learning happens anytime and anywhere. Students can often make important discoveries about themselves and work around. When they learn beyond the traditional school day and outside the traditional school walls, learning doesn’t start and stop when the bell rings.

4. Students take ownership. Don’t make a decision about the students without students; they play a direct roll around success after engaging in the process to ensure the impact is lasting and meaningful.

The most important point is that these 4 principles must work together in order that students build their own learning and involve in their own future.   

By: María Beatriz Fajardo

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