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.