What is Learner-centered Teaching?
The term, "learner-centered" describes a concept and a practice in which students and professors learn from one another.
It proposes a global shift away from instruction that is fundamentally teacher-centered, at times glibly termed “sage on the stage,” focusing instead on learning outcomes.
It is not intended to diminish the importance of the instructional side of the classroom experience.
Instead, instruction is broadened to include other activities that produce desirable learning outcomes.
Learner-centered teachers articulate what we expect our students to learn, design educational experiences to advance their learning, and provide opportunities for them to demonstrate their success in achieving those expectations.