We can blend the students' centered appraoch with the teacher's centered approach while keeping in mind to keep it a healthy and communicative classroom environment.
We can can encourage group / pair working as it leads to interaction among all students and better understanding and the student become more confiedent in sharing their ideas with each other
yes definitely we should blend the students centered appraoch with the teacher's centered approach while keeping in mind to keep it a healthy and communicative classroom environment because both the students & teachers both have a different level of thinking, and it is very important for an healty class environment for both to have a comfort level communication.
We should encourage group / pair working as it leads to interaction among all students and better understanding and the student become more confiedent in sharing their ideas with one an other..
Very important and nice question. I strongly agree student centered approach because it will enable students to share different ideas and knowledge with his classmates and teachers. This way student will be able to get right direction in search of the knowledge. This methodology will also help us to find out the hidden skills of students. This will also help teachers to monitor students' work.
Students centered approaches provide the opportunity to the students to learn in conducive learning environment. They frequently engage in high - level analysis, evaluation and synthesis of a variety of kinds of material. Students collaborate with each other which enhances their interpersonal skills. They build up their background knowledge which strengthens their concepts. Due to all these advantages, I feel that students centered approaches are very beneficial and should be used frequently in the classroom. A teacher should be very well planned and should use both teacher centered and student centered approaches as per need.
I agree with almost all of the student centered approaches because they give them a room to share their ideas and knowledge in a more better way. The teacher as a facilitator guides them towards their right path and a healthy discussion takes place in the class. The students interact with the teacher and this helps them to be more confident learners.
Most of the Student centered approaches are beyond any doubt very reasonable and I recommend their implementation and practice in real class room situations.I would like to mention some of them that I believe should be followed such as:
However there are some ideas that I donot agree with such as studenst should not be given full authority to select and choose activities by teachers as well as the level of challenge.Also, teachers role should be dominant when it comes to selection of quality of unlimited knowledge, as a teacher, through his/her experience and knowledge,can better guide a student.
21st Century Approches - Student vs Teacher Based Learning.
If you are used to teaching in the traditional instructor centered mode, sharing power with students can seem a bit scary at first, especially when you are teaching a large class. And, yet student centered teaching can engage and motivate students in exciting ways not seen in most instructor based classrooms. Some of the student based approaches which I agree with are;
Maleeha Ali Memon.
Student centered approaches of 21st century are based on active, cooperative and inductive learning. The goal of this type of teaching is the development of the student’s cognitive abilities which can be done with students' engagement with classroom activities and experimenting and exploring throughout their learning processes instead of teacher being the only source.
I strongly believe in learning with quality and not qantity.
As an educator, I believe Communication is and always will be the most important part of teaching. By enhancing one's listening and speaking skills, an educator can easily bridge the gap between the audience i.e.your students and the facilitator (i.e.) the teacher .Accepting the very fact that the students of today are way ahead in their understanding, awareness and exposure to modern technology than their "books conformed" teachers are, is the very initial step to prepare ourselves to listen to them more and learning from them equally. Accept that acquiring knowledge is a two way process, and that acceptance will bring into one's account-- the importance of incorporating student centered approaches in lesson planning, the importance of enhancing one's listening and speaking skills and the importance of adapting oneself to the fast technological advancements--to create 21st century learners.
Thus to be able to prepare your students for the unknown world of tomorrow, to make them excel in this rapidly changing world teachers have to equip themselves with the 21st century approaches i.e. listening and speaking skills, giving direction skills,observing and monitoring skills,questioning skills, encouraging skills and intervening skills..They themselves have to accept and commit to the change by incorporating technology, propagate student centered learning, encourage/facilitate higher order thinking by, as said earlier, adopting 21st century approaches, Therefore the educators must "Become the change" they "want to see in" their students-the 21st century learners.
21st century classroom's environment is different, where the teacher is a facilitator who does not give direct instructions but encourages the students to become problem solver and construct their own knowledge.
Teacher knows when and how to intervene in the situation.
"The best kind of teacher has an eye to identify and recognize the learning behaviour and needs of students and helps them to do what they couldn't do by themselves but doesn't do it for them. "
However I feel that a student-centered approach can yield better results as compaired to a classroom where the teacher is more focused on simply delivering knowledge while unaware of level of its productivity. Following are a few student-centered approaches that can prove beneficial in understanding the changing needs of todays learner in my view :