LEARNER CENTERED INSTRUCTION
1. What is learner centered instruction (LCI)?
Is an approach of teaching that focus on student learning rather than on what he teacher is doing. It changes the focus from what the teacher does to student’s learning.
It is not one specific teaching method so the teacher can use many different instructional strategies to implement learner centered teaching.
2. What is the main role of the teacher in LCI?
Teacher is more a facilitator than an instructor that lead to students into the process of learning by supporting learner’s motivation for and engagement with learning
3. Explain the 4 key principles of student centered learning.
1) Learning is personalized: Personalize teaching happens when teachers meet the students learning and developmental needs. Lesson plans are developed to match the student's’ level of proficiency in the target language.
2) Learning is competency-based: The learning process focus on making sure the student masters the specific skills being taught, compared to just moving through a curriculum. In a competency-based system students advance at their own pace in every subject enabling teachers to respond to individual needs, interests and challenges.
3) Learning happens anytime anywhere: Students will often make important discoveries about themselves and the world around them when they learn beyond the traditional school day and outside the traditional classroom. Learning does not start or stops when the bells ring.
4) Students take ownership: In a learner based approach, teachers do not make a decision about students without students. The students play a direct role in their own success by actively engaging in the learning process to ensure the impact is lasting and meaningful.