Learner-Centered Teaching and Engagement-How are these roles and relationships different from those that exist in learning environments that are not so learner-centered?

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?