ERIC Number: EJ1036888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
What Is Task-Centered Learning?
Francom, Gregory M.; Gardner, Joel
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v58 n5 p27-35 Sep 2014
Many recent models of learning and instruction center learning on real-world tasks and problems to support knowledge application and transfer. Of the many different approaches to centering learning on real-world tasks and problems, one main area in recent literature attempts to balance the efficiency of adequate learner support with the effectiveness of centering learning on real-world tasks. Names for the various models in this area have included problem-centered instruction, cognitive apprenticeship, elaboration theory, and task-centered learning/instruction. As yet there has not been much comparison or combination of the prescriptions of these task-centered approaches to learning. Therefore we compare and combine several task-centered learning models to outline essential prescriptive elements of a task-centered learning approach.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Apprenticeships, Educational Theories, Comparative Analysis
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