ERIC Number: ED395562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
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A Conceptual Paradigm for Developing Learner-Centred Spaces.
Branch, Robert C. Maribe
A learner-centered approach is based on the need for educational environments which promote lifelong learning, enhance critical thinking, regard teachers and learners as both teachers and learners, and encourage personal empowerment. The conceptual paradigm suggested in this document is intended for learning-space creators interested in designs which move away from limiting, passive designs toward ones that facilitate active, multi-functional, inspirational, and situated educational experiences. Shifts in theory, philosophy, and epistemology are reflected differently according to variations in the: (1) learner; (2) content; (3) media; (4) teacher; (5) context; (6) time; and (7) space. (Contains 3 figures and 11 references.) (Author/BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Conceptual Frameworks; Empowerment; Learner Centered Instruction; Situated Learning
Note: Paper presented at the Learning Spaces Development in Southern Africa Conference (Durban, South Africa, September 27-29, 1995).