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ERIC Number: EJ1135234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Reader's Response: Learning about Learning--Moving beyond a Teacher-Centered Approach
Lesser, Lawrence M.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v7 n2 Article 27 Jul 2013
Two articles in the January 2013 issue address the need for teachers to focus on student learning rather than on what the teacher does (Scoufis, 2013) and make learning the object of inquiry (Cerbin, 2013). A big part of making this happen is reducing or eschewing lecture that is one-directional and one-dimensional. This often means that teachers must overcome many habits, biases, or misconceptions about lecture. Like many (if not most) professors, I began my teaching career as a strictly-by-the-book lecturer and have gradually over time worked through my own limitations and prejudices to incorporate more and more active learning strategies, such as classroom voting (Lesser, 2011) or liberating structures such as 1-2-4-whole (Lipmanowicz & McCandless, 2010).
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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