I am making an inquiry into how I can support student-centered learning in my classroom. I want to be able to help students become active in their education. I want them to construct their learning in ways that are meaningful for them. I don’t want to talk at students and tell them what to learn and how they should learn it. I think that giving students a voice is an important part of my job. I want to learn how I can take these theories of learning and teaching and work them into my practices.
I would like to hear from other educators. I am interested in thoughts and concerns, experiences in what worked and what didn’t work, and any other words that can help me in my inquiry. I will be sharing my journey and would love to have discussion throughout.
I am starting my journey with some rough ideas and general thoughts about where I will be going. I view student-centered learning as being generally about moving away from a teacher-centered approach and allowing learning opportunities that take into account student interests, student needs, and student ways of knowing and showing their learning. I have an understanding of the constructivism, but am interested in classroom structures that can support the concept.
Any words, resources, thoughts, and/or questions are welcomed.