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ERIC Number: ED476568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 11
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Learner Centered Courses in the University: A Powerful and Meaningful Addition.
Ellsworth, J'Anne
The learner centered approach to university teaching could be a powerful and meaningful approach to course offerings, although never the only possible approach to college teaching. However, learner centered instruction is powerful and could alter retention rates, increase attendance, and change some discontent with present practices. Moving beyond lecture to learner centered instruction is difficult and requires hard work and strength on the part of the professor. Community building is required, especially in this era of ready information in which students can find so much from the Internet, and professors recognize that disseminating information is not the critical mission of higher education. The challenge of teaching is not in building a knowledge base, but in building people as practitioners of life and society. (Contains 40 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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