Education Is The Key To Success Essay

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TCI Community College TCI Community College STUDENT NAME : John Pierre LECTURER : Dr. Fulford COURSE CODE : EDU 2112 DUE DATE : NOVEMBER 16, 2011 OBJECTIF : Essay #3 According to my research theorists like John Dewey, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky whose collective work focused on how students learn is primarily responsible for the move to student-centered learning. Mention that student-centered learning means reversing the traditional teacher-centered understanding of the learning process and putting students at the center of the learning process. First of all we should have a clear definition of child-centered learning and teacher-centered learning. Child-centered learning is an approach to education focusing on the needs of the students. Student-centered learning that is, putting students first, is in contrast to teacher-centered learning. Student-centered learning is focused on the student's needs, abilities, interests, and learning styles with the teacher as a facilitator of learning. There is the teacher-centered approach where the role of the teacher is to provide facts; by reading the essay you should better understanding of the lesson. Student is the one in which I will advocate for. Assessment of student-centered learning One of the most critical differences between student-centered learning and teacher-centered learning is in assessment. In student-centered learning, students participate in the evaluation of their learning. This means that students are involved in deciding how to demonstrate their learning. Developing assessment that supports learning and motivation is essential to the success of student-centered approaches. One of the main reasons teacher resist student-centered learning is the view of assessment as problematic in practice. Since teacher-assigned grades are so tightly woven into the fabric of schools,
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