Empowering Students as Partners in the Learning Process

Weimer said “Empowering students to be active partners in their learning requires a subtle but thorough shift in focus away from what the teacher is teaching to what and how the student is learning.”

For me, it makes total sense especially the HOW the students are learning. By understanding how the student learn we could maximize on it. If the student is a partner in his learning he will get more motivation that will feed his active learning and will result in a higher student engagement.

I will apply this principle in my practice by incorporating a lot of experiential learning activities. The student will be at heart and when possible will fix his own course objective.

Reference

Barkley, E. F. (n.d.). Student Engagement Technique. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Weimer, M. (2002). Learner-Centered teaching: Five key changes to practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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