28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies

student-centered instructional methods

28 Student-Centered Instructional Methods

by TeachThought Staff

Student-centered teaching is teaching designed for the student.

This means that planning often begins with the student in mind as opposed to a school policy or curriculum artifact, for example. Done well, it can disarm some of the more intimidating parts of academia, while also shortening the distance between the student and understanding.

Put another way, student-centered teaching is teaching that is ‘aware’ of students and their needs above and beyond anything else. It places students at the center of the learning process.

This isn’t as simple as it sounds, especially without shifting one’s mindset towards that approach. We recently shared 32 Research-Based Instructional StrategiesThe following infographic via Mia MacMeekin provides additional tools (in the form of strategies) that can help create a learning environment that can, depending on the context, more approachable, friendly, or familiar to students in your classroom.

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Let us know in the comments which are your favorites, or any good ones you think it might have missed.

28 Student-Centered Instructional Methods

28 student-centered instructional methods grid

28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies

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