ELED 3110

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Learner-Centered Instruction

Learner-Centered Instruction consists of advantages and disadvantages. Advantages include: a more hands-on, discovery approach to learning and students acting more independently in their learning strategies, instead of relying on an instructor to deliver more material. Disadvantages include: an appoach to learning with not as much structure or discipline as a traditional method, causing students to feel overwhelemed and maybe not pull as much from learning as they normally would. Also, another disadvantage to learner-centered instruction would be too much independence. On certain new material, students may need a teacher as a key driving force in order to pull everything possible from the lesson, instead of being left alone to discover it out for themselves.


  • At 10:28 AM, Blogger Dr. Polly said…

    Good ideas. Some students do struggle w/ LC instruction and require more guidance and explicit structure. Teachers' role isn't really to leave students alone to figure it out; rather, they are there to observe, question and provide guidance when neccessary.


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