The Importance Of Teacher-Centered Learning In Education

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All teachers have experienced in the classroom performance or achievement gaps and they implement different approaches to address the needs of the students to close those gaps. In reality, there are an infinite number of teaching strategies that educators can utilize to close performance gaps and lead students with learning disabilities to success. In one of the videos, Dr. Deshler emphasizes the different ways to close gaps and provides guidelines for using content enhancement routines to make content more accessible to all students (Laureate Education, n.d-c). In terms of closing specific achievement gaps, there are two approaches that teacher can utilize to address these issues. Aaccording to Dr. Deshler, the two components of solutions…show more content…
Student-centered learning or active learning is a method of instruction in which the student is in the center of focus and the teacher has the least impression in (grammar) language instruction. On the other hand, Teacher-centered learning or passive learning, occurs in a setting that the teacher plays the main role (Bower & Flinders, 1990). In my classroom, I have observed that students tend to learn when they experience learning by doing and not just listening to the teacher. I have also witnessed that students with learning disabilities learn using this approach because they get bored listening to the teacher for thirty minutes of lecture. According to Bower and Flinders (1990), students maximizes their learning when they learn by doing and experiencing rather than by observing the teacher. As an educator, I believe that students have better performance when they are asked to think about they are interested to learn instead of doing the thinking for them. According to Lynch (2010), some essential principles of student-centered learning are taking responsibility for learners’ learning, directly involving them in the learning process and raising social activities like collaboration, meaningful communication, choice and cooperation. Even though teacher-centered learning is used more frequently by many teachers, I have experienced in all my years of teaching that students with learning disabilities benefit more from student-centered learning than teacher-centered learning. In reality, there is always those students that benefit more from teacher-centered learning because these students already know how to organize their work and have good social skills that make it easier for them to succeed in any classroom setting. According to Lynch (2010), in teacher-centered
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