ERIC Number: EJ1083186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Examining the Challenges of Learner-Centered Education
Aslan, Sinem; Reigeluth, Charles M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n4 p63-68 Dec 2015-Jan 2016
Learner-centered education has been touted as an improvement over teacher-centered educational systems. However, educators and researchers need to be cautious about its problems, in addition to considering its benefits. The authors set out to identify challenges to learner-centered education through the eyes of educators in a truly learner-centered school with a self-directed, project-based learning approach. During their interviews, three administrators and all nine teachers described challenges that they faced in learner-centered instruction and learner-centered assessment. The hope is that the study makes learner-centered education easier for educators and more effective for students.
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Performance Factors, Barriers, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Time Perspective, Credits, Academic Standards, Mastery Learning, Reliability, Active Learning, Student Projects, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota