Student-Centred Teaching

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Student-Centred Teaching or Student-Centred Learning is a term which has been around for a number of years now. I do not know who coined the term but I have found publications which use it dated back to the 1990’s.

It is not a methodology but rather an approach which moves the focus from the teacher to the learner. Most teachers come across this in their pre-service training and expand on it as they move through their careers.

At the most basic level, it involves learners working in pairs or groups. However, Student-Centred Teaching does not have to be limited to activities but can go overall into other areas of the curriculum: from syllabus design to goals and materials.

This is video looks at SLT and considers what is it, where it has come from and where it is going.

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3 responses to “Student-Centred Teaching

  1. Thank you for posting this. Student centered teaching is so important, and many times people forget about that because we get caught up in the every day. As a teacher is easy to get caught up and student centered teaching is an amazing reminder of what we r there for.


  2. I’ve just noticed you reblogged this. Thank you very much for doing this – it’s great to see the idea spreading. How have you been getting along with producing a student-centred classroom?


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