Learner-centered principles in teacher-centered practices?
TATE Volume 20, Number 8 ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
In the study reported here, I compare Learner-Centered Battery (a questionnaire of students’ perceptions of the classroom) results and the observation and interview data gathered in one sixth-grade classroom noting first a discrepancy between the descriptions of the classroom that stems from each. I review this discrepancy, highlighting a need for triangulation using different types of data collection methods so as to better understand this particular classroom. Further, the analysis indicates that principles of a learner-centered perspective can be embedded within a traditional teacher-centered environment, at least for this particular classroom.
Schuh, K.L. Learner-centered principles in teacher-centered practices?. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 20(8), 833-846. Elsevier Ltd.