What are the differences between teacher-centeredness and learner-centeredness? Give examples Teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language
In any subject of teaching, some level of choice is needed between teacher- centeredness and learner centeredness. On one hand, the former makes the presumption that the learning process is more traditionalist, with the teacher acting as the center of knowledge. This approach involves more teacher direction to students, who act in accordance to what the teacher says needs to be done. The learner centered approach creates a new understanding of the roles of teacher and student. In this approach, the teacher is more of a facilitator while students take a more active role of creating learning opportunities within the curriculum. The teacher lays out what is to be done, and the student selects how they want to approach such moments. In any content, the teacher has to make some particular decisions as to the moments where the presentation of material is done with the teacher being the center of learning or if the student's learning will be accomplished with a less traditionalist approach.
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