Discussion: Learner-Centered Teaching and Engagement
Over the last 3 weeks, you have read about Weimer’s framework for learner-centered teaching. Weimer describes how certain roles of the instructor, students, and content, and the relationship between these three components contribute to learner-centered teaching.
By Day 3
Post your response to the following:
- How are these roles and relationships different from those that exist in learning environments that are not so learner-centered?
- Do these differences contribute to increased student engagement? Why or why not?
- What barriers do you think might exist to making the kinds of shifts that Weimer describes, and how might these be overcome?