Welcome to Learner-Centered Teaching. This blog was created for Georgia Southern University‘s faculty particpants in a Reading Roundtable on Maryellen Weimer’s book Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice.
Amazon.com describes Learner-Centered Teaching in this way:
In this much needed resource, Maryellen Weimer-one of the nation’s most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching-offers a comprehensive work on the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom. As the author explains, learner-centered teaching focuses attention on what the student is learning, how the student is learning, the conditions under which the student is learning, whether the student is retaining and applying the learning, and how current learning positions the student for future learning. To help educators accomplish the goals of learner-centered teaching, this important book presents the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach, and how this approach transforms the college classroom environment. Learner-Centered Teaching shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone.
As spring semester progresses, faculty members from departments across campus will share their thoughts on and experiences with the concepts in this book.